Showroom and Gallery in a restored bank building


Lexus Showroom

גדעון לוין gidon levin
Status
Complete
Year
2015
Location
Tel Aviv
program
Showroom and gallery

The ground floor of the restored historic Bank of Agriculture in Tel Aviv was converted into a temporary showroom for Lexus cars, including a gallery and event space.

 

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gidon levin
gidon levin
gidon levin
gidon levin
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Israel Bank of Agriculture was built in the '50s and has been standing unused for over a decade. It is ongoing a process of preservation and renovation, including the addition of two stories and conversion to a residential building. In the meantime, the ground floor was converted into a temporary showroom for Lexus cars, including a gallery and event space. The entrance lobby includes an impressive exhibition space with a central atrium. Wooden windows and other architectural elements are reflected in subtle intervention in the existing space. A glass wall connects the lobby to its surrounding and introduces the bustle of the city into the building.