Herods Hotel, Herzliya
An extremely complicated project that included 3 main procedures::
1. Elevator door covers and hidden door covers on each level and in public spaces – the elevators were covered with browned stainless steel which provided a brass-like appearance. Stainless steel was used as it comes in varied lengths, whereas brass is only available in smaller sizes and was therefore unsuitable for such a tall gate. Stainless steel also affords a harmonious, clean and smooth appearance also in connecting points and it is extremely hard-wearing. The work has been carried out with absolute precision and the meeting points with the ceiling and floor, as requested by the architect. In order to create a harmonious appearance, doors located next to the elevators were also covered, and are thus hidden, creating a balanced and congruous sequence.
2. Stainless steel railing for a spiral staircase – The challenge in producing a spiral rail was to continue the construction of the spiral concrete and to produce a matching hand rail. The rail thickness is 2mm and its radius is particularly broad. The entire rail is detached on all sides and therefore seemingly floats.
3. Brass Counter – a clean finish, smooth and a homogeneous appearance. Panels and many other details such as the bottom plates of the columns are also in brass.
Ilan Pivko Architects is one Israel’s elite architect firms and is credited with some of the country’s most iconic structures such as Beit HaTzdef in Jaffa and the Gan Tower, a luxury residential building adjacent to the Ayalon highway in Tel Aviv. The building is renowned for its interesting shape and rooftop which is mostly covered by corrugated iron that easily adapts to its curved arrow shape.
Ilan Pivko is an architect, city planner and designer. In 1975, he completed his studies in architecture and urban planning at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. Pivko Architects was established in1981 and has since been engaged in a wide range of projects including residentia and public buildings, towers, hotels, villas and offices in conjunction with real estate development, interior design and the designing of furniture items.