Tel Aviv's Azrieli Center, a cluster home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in Israel, will soon welcome a new 340-metre-tall national record-breaker. The signature piece of the mixed-use Azrieli Center, simply to be called Azrieli Tower, will become the tallest building in the country, taking the title away from the 238.5-metre-tall Azrieli Sarona Tower.

Azrieli Tower's position within the cluster, image via Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower follows in the footsteps of the other buildings in the complex, which boast cylindrical, triangular and square footprints. This time, the supertall skyscraper employs a spiral motif that delineates its diverse interior programs.

Azrieli Tower's floor plates narrow diminish in size as the building grows taller, image via Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

"The design of the tower required thoughtful attention to the composition of the existing complex, which includes a trio of square, circular and triangular towers," reads the design rationale on KPF's website. "An elongated circle in plan, the tower’s elliptical footprint references this purist geometry, both revering its neighbours and establishing a dynamic, new identity."

The project is expected to house 65,000 square metres of office space, 17,000 square metres of residences, and 15,000 square metres of both hotel and retail spaces. An undulating podium builds upon the commercial component of the existing complex.

The sweeping commercial retail podium of the proposed tower, image via Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Developer Azrieli Group also proposes to build an observation area at the apex of the tower, offering guests panoramic views of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Sea. 

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Related Companies:  Azrieli Group, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates