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Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Kimmel Eshkolot Architect is an award-winning Israeli architecture practice, founded in 1986 in Tel Aviv by Etan Kimmel and Michal Kimmel Eshkolot.
The practice is currently involved in dozens of projects both in Israel and in Europe, Ranging from urban design and public building to residential and interior design.

In their first years of practice, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects were involved in the preservation and rehabilitation of Tel Aviv’s historical Neve Tzedek neighborhood.
In 1993, they were awarded the Rokach Prize for Architecture for their projects in Neve Tzedek. Throughout the years they have won several national competitions for the design of high-profile public projects,
including the new expansion of the government compound in Jerusalem, the Davidson Museum in the Archaeological Park near the Western Wall, the Memorial Hall for Israel’s Fallen in Mount Herzl, and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv University.
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 in the international competition of the magazine Israeli Architecture.
In 2018, the firm won the prestigious International Award for Excellence for The Memorial Hall of Israel’s Fallen on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and joined RIBA’s list of the 20 best new international buildings of 2018.
How we work:

WHERE – what is the physical and urban context?
WHY – what is the project? What should be the program?
HOW – what is the new technology of the project?

We find that building technology can be a great generator of architecture. By exploring technology through the design process it becomes an integral part of the architectural idea.
We strongly believe in teamwork and in a true dialogue both with our clients and with different consultants from the preliminary stages of the design. Our work involves digital and physical 3D modeling, progressively rethinking and improving the design.
As architects, we have a great environmental responsibility, and therefore sustainability is a key aspect of our thinking. In each project, we search for hints and opportunities to generate the best project possible.
We want the project to be true to its essence, rich in its complexity and yet simple. In this way, we attempt to expand the meaning of our architecture, through the program and with our clients’ ambitions.
We always keep the variety of projects, never confining ourselves to certain scales or typologies. Thinking of architecture constantly from interior design to public buildings and urban design helps us to keep a sensitivity that enriches the projects, as knowledge and information jump between the scales.
Kimmel Eshkolot Architects consists of 18 architects.

Etan Kimmel
Etan Kimmel
Co-Founder
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1985.
Senior Lecturer at The Technion Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Haifa, since 2002.
Lecturer at The Faculty of Architecture at Tel Aviv University between 2005-2012.
Guest lecturer at The Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands, 2009.
Appointed as professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning of the Technion, Haifa, on 2021.
Michal Kimmel Eshkolot
Michal Kimmel-Eshkolot
Co-Founder
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1985.
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.
Yotam Cohen Sagi
Yotam Cohen-Sagi
Partner
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture of Tel-Aviv University, 2009.
Joined the practice in 2007 and became partner Architect in 2020.
Limor Amrani
Limor Amrani
Partner
Graduate with honors of The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 2008.
Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands exchange program, 2006-2007.
Awarded the Arthur Shragenheim prize for 5th-year thesis in architecture -Technion IIT.
Lecturer at The Technion Faculty of Architecture, Haifa, 2016.
Joined the practice in 2008 and became a partner in 2021.
Vered Königsberg Bengio
Vered Königsberg Bengio
Associate
Graduated with honors from The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 2011.
Graduate of the Technicon program for excellence, 2008-2011.
Awarded the Tollman’s Prize for interior design – Technion IIT.
Awarded the Ilana Libman prize for best accomplishments – Technion IIT.
Joined the practice in 2012, became a senior architect in 2017, and an associate in 2020.
More Gelfand
More Gelfand
Senior Architect and Team Leader
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture of Tel Aviv University, 2013.
Winner of the Azrieli Award for Architecture (3rd place), 2013.
Joined the practice in 2011 and became a senior architect in 2019.
inbal pintzov
Inbal Pintzov
Senior Architect and Team Leader
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, 2013.
Joined the practice in 2013 and became a senior architect in 2020.
Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein
Senior Architect
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture, Tel Aviv University, 2012.
Joined the practice in 2015 and became a senior architect in 2021.

Team members:

Alaa Nijim, Amit Sadik, Cheli Hershcovich, Chen Lavi, Dima Zahran, Eka Janashia, Gal Biran, Gal Kapon, Herut Katz, Ifat Lavi Dagan, Liat Avraham, Liran Malka, Maya Sanderovich, Rachel Ben Haim, Rami Amichai, Ruth Gerstle, Salome Ohayon, Shachar Zitony, Shaham Frankel, Shahar Albarak, Shani Kenzie