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Sammy ofer 

Heart Building - Tel Aviv MC


Status: Completed


Tel Aviv


Tel Aviv MC


2009 - 2018


Ranni Ziss Architects


70,000 sqm


250 million USD

Slated for completion in 2018, is a revolutionary breakthrough in the architectural design of medical institutions, as it places the patient and his needs at the center of the activity. The new 70,000 sqm. tower will have 17 floors (4 basement floors to serve as a 650-bed emergency hospital, topped by another 13 medical floors).

The Cardiology Tower was designed as a simple white monolithic cube to be built next to the historic Ichilov hospital building, designed in the 1960s by Arieh Sharon. Positioned in the glass front of the building are red windows providing the patients with vital contact with the outside. 

The idea was to revive the old Ichilov Hospital building by designing a public atrium connecting the new Cardiology Tower with the historic building. Red bridges will be suspended like arteries in the atrium space and lead the public of visitors to waiting galleries facing each other in the two buildings, in figurative tension. The historic Ichilov Hospital will be renovated in its original spirit of modernism.

The new Cardiology Tower is the only medical building in Israel designed without fences. A two-level urban gallery, typical of Tel-Aviv, was designed parallel to a new wide public square bordering Weizman Street. This urban gallery has a coffee shop, commercial areas, small theater for the benefit of the hospital patients and visitors, and will serve as a meeting place between the patients and their visitors as well as the influx of people from the street. 

"Healing gardens" will surround the tower and be integrated in the interior spaces.

The “Heart” centre is also the “neurological“centre. Its main facilities are: non invasive cardiology clinics, cardiology ICU, 4 internal medicine wards, neurosurgery wards and dermal wards, oncology words etc.

(With Ranni Ziss Architects)

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