19. May 2016

Bait Mataf, The First International Bank of Israel.

Lighting design: Ofer Fridman

Thanks to LED technology they have become a “star” in the luminaire arena: Halos. When installed, they appear to be floating in mid-air, filling an empty space with life. Like a gathering of halos. Can you imagine a space full of halos?

In the autumn of 2015 the First International Bank of Israel opened their new office building in Rishon Lezion. Designed by Peleg Architects, the impressive structure features stunning state-of-the-art architecture and comprises a floor area of 40,000 square metres.


The design concept was based on the idea of creating a pleasant, inviting atmosphere throughout the building. At the same time, the unique architectural design of the 40-metre high atrium was to receive special attention and lead through consistently to the mensa.

To meet the brief Ofer Fridman, the lighting designer responsible, specified “Halo”, a luminaire designed by Nina Mair. Halo features clean pure lines of light and provides an attractive and efficient lighting solution that can be viewed and enjoyed from a distance. The luminaires applied in the lobby vary in diameter and are suspended at heights up to 27 metres. The solution applied in the mensa uses different coloured luminaires to generate a fresh and lively image to inspire staff during their breaks. The project comprises a total of 64 direct/indirect Halo LED luminaires.


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