After 10 years of operating from a loft in the Tel-Aviv Port, Auerbach Halevy picked up an offer it couldn’t refuse, and relocated to a self-designed building in the Airport City business zone, near Ben-Gurion Airport. There is something distinctly reassuring about being so close to Terminal 3 and the Duty Free.
The new office is designed as a single tall, open space, containing workstations, senior partner rooms, conference rooms, an entrance space, and a small kitchen. The partner rooms are open glass cages which allow direct communication (hollering) with the central workspace. Underlying the office’s design is the open, hierarchy-free studio space, which invites direct personal contact and chewing-gum exchange. The design elements were designed uniquely by the architects, and are tailored to the office’s specific creative needs (meaning a plethora of paper). The result is a stimulating mix of functionality and air-conditionality; also colors and shapes, and original solutions for storage and work, all contributing to a pleasant and efficient work environment (everyone writes this – but it’s actually true). The office is a white ocean with bright islands of color (especially the female architects’ attire). It is a place which invites quiet. A huge graphic reproduction, partly doodled by the architect, offsets the quiet, and repeats in variations around the office.