Kimmel Eshkolot Architects was founded in Tel Aviv in 1986 by Etan Kimmel and Michal Kimmel Eshkolot and has become one of the leading architectural practices in Israel.

Project Name: Shanti House
Studio Name: Kimmel Esckolot Architects
Status: Built

Shanti House By Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

In their first years of practice, they were involved in the preservation and rehabilitation of Neve Tzedek, the historical neighborhood of Tel Aviv. In 1993 they were awarded the Rokach prize for architecture for their projects in Neve Zedek. In 2011 they won the Rechter Prize for Architecture, considered  to  be  the  most  prestigious  award  for architecture in Israel. They received the award for the design of a rehabilitation center in Be’er Sheva, in the south of Israel. This project was also selected for Project of The Year award in the international competition of the magazine Israeli Architecture.

Shanti House By Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

In 2018 the practice was awarded the RIBA international prize  for  Mount  Hertzl  national  Memorial  hall  in Jerusalem, as one of the best 20 projects over the world. Kimmel Eshkolot is often invited to participate in high profile short-list competitions. This has led to many projects  and  awards,  such  as:  Davidson  Museum, Jerusalem (1998); Beth Halochem in Beer Sheva (2002); Steinhardt Building in Tel Aviv University (2009); Ramot Campus  in  Beer  Sheva  (2010);  Israeli  government compound expansion, Jerusalem (2010); Netanya City Hall Tower (2011); Forum Exhibition Halls Building in the “Shuk Sitonay” project, Tel Aviv (2012); Check-Point Building in Tel Aviv University (2013).

Shanti House By Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

The practice is currently involved in dozens of projects in different scales, both in Israel and in Europe, with a team made of 20 architects. Kimmel Eshkolot Architects strongly believe in team work and in a true dialogue both with their clients, and with different specialists, from the preliminary stages of the design. their work involves digital and physical 3D modeling, progressively rethinking and improving the design.

Shanti House By Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

As architects, they believe that they  have a great
environmental responsibility, and thus sustainability is a key notion in their thinking. In each project they search for hints and opportunities to generate the best project possible. they want the project to be true to its essence, rich in its complexity and yet simple. In this way they
attempt to expand the meaning of their architecture, through the program and with their clients’ ambitions.


Shanti House By Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Michal Kimmel Eshkolot

Graduate of the faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1985. Co-founder of Kimmel-Eshkolot Architects in 1986. Lecturer at the faculty of Architecture, Tel Aviv University, since 1998. Chair person of the Israeli Architects Association of TLV and Central Israel, 2001-2003. Guest lecturer at the faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands, 2009. Michal and Etan are often invited to lecture in Israel and abroad, and to take part in juries at architectural competitions.

Shanti House By Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Etan Kimmel

Graduate of the faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1985. Co-founder of Kimmel-Eshkolot Architects in 1986. Senior Lecturer at the Technion faculty of Architecture, Haifa, since 2002. Lecturer at the faculty of Architecture, Tel Aviv university, 2005-2012. Guest lecturer at the faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands, 2009


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