Kimmel Eshkolot uses wooden curtains to separate areas in L28 restaurant in Tel Aviv
L28 Culinary Platform is Israel’s First Chef Accelerator Restaurant in Tel Aviv, located in the Start-Up Nation Central Headquarters. The venue offers an innovative culinary concept, which sees a new and promising Israeli chef take up residency in the kitchen every six months. Start-Up Nation Central (SNC), an NGO whose mission is to connect the world to Israeli innovation, approached local architecture practice Kimmel Eshkolot Architects to design this culinary space.
“Our team divided the spacious interior of L28 Culinary Platform to serve its numerous functions. The double height of the space was emphasized through the installation of high wooden boards that fold towards Lilienblum Street and separate the the various seating areas through a scrolling curtain. The street facing entrance features a raised platform for lounge meetings and operates mainly during the day. The internal main seating area of the restaurant is visible from all angles and frames the open kitchen. Above the kitchen, rests the gallery and private room for events. L28’s interiors and finishings are based on natural and warm materials. Wooden cladding is featured prominently in the ceilings and furniture, while vegetation grows along an installed green wall and vertical agricultural planting in front of the kitchen. The visual scheme combines with the neutral materiality of a smoothed concrete floor made of resina and black steel. An urban farm was developed on the roof of the building that serves in the restaurant’s farm-to-table setup, along with spice plants in the green wall for use in the beverage bar,” explains Kimmel Eshkolot Architects