Kinneret Zmora Dvir

Kinneret Zmora Dvir

Architect
Auerbach Halevy Architects
Location
Shoham, Israel | View Map
Project Year
2013
Category
Offices

Kinneret Zmora Dvir

Auerbach Halevy Architects as Architects

A VISITOR'S JOURNEY TO THE SITE RESEMBLES READING A GOOD BOOK: A FINE COVER, INTRIGUING TITLE AND MANY PLOT TWISTS

The journey begins with a glance from the street, walking through the main plaza, into the inner garden, through the lobby and on to the inner spaces. The new campus for the well-established book publishers combines all the company's activities under one roof: a logistic warehouse, office building, cafeteria and gym. In the lobby thousands of books are displayed on an impressive 14 meters tall display library.
 

"Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir" is one of Israel's oldest book publishing houses. It's days stretch back to Hayim Nahman Bialik who founded "Dvir" publishing house. The new campus of the publishers is located in Modiin's Industrial Park near the town of Shoham, and combines and office building and a logistics warehouse that houses 3,000,000 books. The campus atmosphere was created by "folding" the building into three different wings that wrap an inner yard.

The campus is a home to all of the publishing house activities and everyday logistics and headquarters workers join writer and editors in the various facilities, but the real spotlight is on the books. The aesthetics of thousands of vivid book covers has been translated into a motif of colored glass tiles that decorate the building's façade. Solid white geometry balances the bright colors. The inner garden lies between the buildings and a fascinating view is seen from every corner of every wing.

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