After a closed competition to design the coffee and restaurant building at the center of the Wohl Rose Park in Jerusalem, Ollech+Tol have been announced winners. The competition was commissioned by the Jerusalem Development authority and the Wohl Foundation, in partnership with the Jerusalem Municipality and the Office of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage.
The Wohl Rose Park is situated between the Supreme Court and the Israeli Parliament at the center of Jerusalem's govermental district. The new coffee and restaurant will facilitate social interactions between the many users and officials of the govermental complexes and the local Jerusalem population.
The design of the coffee and restaurant building is gentle and iconic, creating maximum impact upon the park's grounds with minimal intervention. The new coffee and restaurant building will be a focal element in the park, catering merchandise for park centered activities while housing a formal coffeeshop and restaurant at the center of one of Jerusalem's most important parks.