TEO Center for Culture, Art and Content
Client: Herzilya Municipallity
Architect: Asaf Lerman Architects.
Photo: Amit Geron, Nimrod Levy
In a beachside residential area of Herzliya, the Theodor Herzl Center for Culture, Art and Content (TEO) breaks out into view. A wide panoramic view from the freestanding building opens toward the west—exposing the sea and horizon. The design’s uniqueness lies in the coherence of its clean lines which flow seamlessly from the building’s exterior to its interior.
The structure is illuminated by lighting which effortlessly brings together all the design elements, and highlights the combination of materials and textures used with great intent throughout the space.
An intriguing dialogue between dots and lines is created by the spots and linear light fixtures which emphasize the design elements found throughout the building, bringing full-circle the architect’s clean and precise design.
Bringing into focus the structure that so drastically differs from those that surround it, special glass and various materials on the building’s exterior structure, create fluidity between the transparent, opaque, and translucent materials which piques the curiosity of passersby, drawing them to the center.