We are standing on Rambam street, two building away to the "Carmel" market, overlooking this new project's site. Overlooking the project and smelling the market. Seeing the dealers stands in the nearby pedestrian street, but stealing glances at the market. The market was there first. And probably will remain long after the next municipal project.
When arriving back at the office, we spread our sketch books, and it was clear to us that it is not possible to design another typical Tel Avivian building in the front row with the well known market. A little wood coating and some popping windows just won't do it. We designed on the ground floor a store out of consideration of the existing urban façade, and a joyful colorful glass along the street façade. In another market, the one in Jaffa, we found a man that can still produce old fashion shutters. Metal doors with small cracks for air flow and natural light penetration. We told our selves, that one day, when we are older and the kids will be all grown up, we will buy an apartment by the market and we will go strolling the market on early Friday mornings just before all the crowd arrives. And we will feel 24 years old. Again.
Site area: 325 sq | built area: 890 sq
Architect in charge: Galit Shacham | Entrepreneur: "Kennedy Realestate" | Illustrations: Anderman Architects