Oil & Energy co. HQ
12,000 sq. m.
The Oil & Energy Co. HQ is situated in Herzliya-Pituach industrial zone. It was built in 1996-97 and accommodated in mid-1998.
The Headquarters was planned with a minimum amount of parallel walls to the surrounding buildings, in order to create a sense of a wider outdoor space. Furthermore, a lighted atrium that goes throughout the building was planned to create a sense of that outdoor space within as well.
Each floor`s area is bigger than the one below it while shading it (an inverted pyramidal section), so that more volumes are located in the higher and requested floors.
The atrium, which is shaped also as an inverted pyramid, creates an additional natural-light internal façade enlarging the amount of light that penetrates into the building.
The inner entrance area is subtracted from the outer structure, defining a large roofed plaza that is located at a friendly distance from the street.
The built masses are shaped as a metallic rigid external shield while the inner soft waves of glass are revealed from beneath. The element of waves, inspired by the sea nearby, is also realized in the atrium`s roof structure.