Kimmel Eshkolot Architects is an Israeli architecture practice, founded in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1986, by Etan Kimmel and Michal Kimmel Eshkolot. 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 the same year Ilan Carmi joined the practice, and became associate in 1997.
Throughout the years they won several national competitions for the design of high-profile public projects, such as the new expansion of the government compound (“Kiryat Hamemshala”) in Jerusalem, the Davidson Museum in the Archaeological Park near the Western Wall and the Memorial Center for Israeli military casualties in Mount Herzl.
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 named as one of Israel’s Seven Wonders of Architecture by Wallpaper* Magazine, and was selected for project of the year in the international competition of the magazine Israeli Architecture.
The practice is currently involved in dozens of projects in different scales, both in Israel and in Europe.