The Ink Hotel with Smart Glass Technology

Designed by Yoav Messer Architects, The INK Hotel is a new hotel in the heart of Tel Aviv. The hotel was built on the grounds of what was the historical IL Peretz library – that was founded in the 1950’s.

Building in the heart of Tel Aviv made the planning and designing of the INK Hotel challenging due to various regulations and restrictions. The final product reflects admiration to the city’s architectural heritage, along with the ability to innovate, excite and express the spirit of our times.

The INK Hotel, in partnership with Gauzy’s smart glass technology, embodies an urban, young-spirited hospitality destination with a rooftop pool, an underground restaurant with a special skylight, a gym and 50 unique bedrooms.

“We chose Gauzy’s smart glass technology to deliver on our mission in the hotel rooms, providing a modern and memorable partition between the bathroom and living areas. The glass frosts at the touch of a button, but otherwise stays transparent to create a sense of space and airiness that guests will appreciate,” Yoav Messer Architects.

About the architectural concept
The hotel was built on the grounds of what was the historical IL. Peretz library – that was founded in the 1950’s. The library was an anchor point of Yiddish literature and the cultivation of Yiddish culture for decades. With the decline of Yiddish readers around the world, the library association had to close its gates.

In 2016 the old building was demolished. With the demolition of the old building and upon planning the new hotel, it was clear that cultural historical values of the existing structure must be used in the new one. The goal was to preserve the spirit and symbolism of the cultural place and embody it in the hotel. The library theme inspiration comes to life in the design of the new building – with the form of it that resembles a stack of books. The books are as if placed on top of each other, and their pages are simulated on the building as blinds.

Architecture: Yoav Messer Architects
Design team: Inbar Gross, Dekel Bar, Rotem Litbeck, Avital Shenhav, Tidhar Beker and Iftach Hayner, head architect of early planning
Interior design: Studio Yaron Tal
Smart Glass Supplier: Gauzy

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