Persis Office Building
Office Building and Landscape design
Persis Building is a 18,000 m2 office building (10,000m2 above grade) with adaptable office spaces providing possibilities for diverse tenants - from high-tech companies to medical industry businesses (incl. clean rooms).
The challenging topography as well as a non standard triangular site required spreading the building along the Hartom street - creating an opportunity for northern light and vistas for the offices as well as a moderation of the topographical aspect. The massing strategy gave rise to the activation of the plinth with new pedestrian flows.
Through an in-depth urban analysis, the design has challenged the restriction of 4 floors height-limitation and suggested instead a mass with 8 levels, a design decision, which was later accepted and supported by the city.
The project investigates the relation between a long horizontal plinth and the verticality of its tower - A sunken enclosed courtyard and the exposed vertical mass above it.
In order to break the mass, the building is defined through 3 vertical layers emphasising a slimmer and elegant office building.