The architectural firm based in New York, USA, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) designed the 340-meter Azrieli Tower to be built in the city of Tel Aviv, Israel. This tower will be the tallest building in the country At present, the highest building record holder is held by the 238-meter Sarona Azrieli Tower. However, its existence will be defeated by Ron Arad’s ToHa Tower (285 meters) which will be the highest tower when its construction is completed next year. Azrieli Tower is designed to have a shape like a scroll that rises up. Later, the tower will have a facade made of spiral glass that narrows gradually to the top. At the top of this skyscraper, an open area will be provided that can be used to see the views of the Mediterranean Sea even if the weather is bright enough, the City of Jerusalem can be seen.
Azrieli Tower itself is a mixeduse building that will be used as office space (65,000 square meters), apartments (17,000 square meters), as well as hotels and retail areas of 15,000 square meters each.
The facade structure on the bottom is deliberately made larger to cover the shopping area. The plan, Azrieli Group will develop the Azrieli Center as a wider shopping center. “The design allows us to unite the Azrieli Center urban areas with new towers,” said KPF Principal Design Architect James von Klemperer. Later, the Azrieli Center will also include a metro station, a bicycle lane system and a stop on the high-speed train line planned to Jerusalem.