The strip mall is located at the entrance Ha'Hula Lake and contains two parts:
The round part of the building contains a visitor center with a gallery and coffee shops facing the Hula Valley View and the Hermon Mt.
The linear part contains an indoor street of fashion shops and restaurants on one side and lounge areas on the other side that overlook the view of the Naftali Mountains.
The design concept
Galilee Cider was designed in the shape of a huge apple, within which the cider production process is represented stage by stage.
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We were asked to design a sustainable boutique winery.
This was fulfilled by implementing 2 themes:
- Create a gravitational Winery – and by that to save power during filtration.
- Build the winery inside an existing hill and restore it again so as to minimize harm to nature.
In fact the design highlights the contradiction that exists between man and nature, but shows man’s ability to integrate oneself to the soil even when using it to his needs.
The facility serves as a seminar center on Jewish heritage and history in the Golan Heights. It also serves as a village resort for families looking to explore the area. The concept of the project is shown as an open hand layout, that is trying to “reach” the Bnei – Israel Reservoir. The complex consists of 100 guest rooms, a central building containing offices and a reception lobby, a restaurant for 400 diners, a lecture hall, and a synagogue.
In this project we were asked to turn old buildings of the Syrian army into a tourist complex of recreational areas containing galleries, cafes and agricultural product shops.
The challenge here was to peel off the layer of war and pain of the buildings and dress them in a new layer of hope and recreation.
The Château Golan winery is located in the southern area of the Golan Heights and opened its doors in the summer of 1999.
Wine production at Château Golan combines European traditions with modern knowledge and technology.