Lessin Tower development is situated in the central heart of Tel Aviv within walking distance to the Mediterranean beaches & sea, the new tower belt district, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art & Hayarkon Park, west, east, south & north respectively. Located in a predominantly residential neighborhood, the tower development also encompasses within its vicinity the light restoration of Beit Lessin, a 3 story mid-century structure, exemplifying the cultural ideals and architectural aesthetics of the time. Influenced by global & local themes alike, those include the simplicity of volumes, the brut honesty of concrete and stucco, and the rhythmic manipulation of form ingrained with brise soleil sensibilities responding to climatic conditions such as wind and sun. Building on those themes, Lessin Tower contrasts and reinvents its own.
In terms of massing, the new tower volume can be seen as a quartet ensemble of the existing horizontal Beit Lessin mass, turned on its side & lifted upward for pedestrian circulation and greenery within the site.
A sun shade and wind break assemblage provide interim moments of solitude between program & level designations while giving way to refined framed urban views of the sea, skyline & park from an infinity pool & deck platform. The produced stage of habitation aspires to create a feeling of “cloud living” in part while providing a refined ornamental interlace for the city at large.