Established in 1972, Mochly-Eldar Architects & Urban Planners is ranked among Israel’s top five architectural firms. With projects in Israel and worldwide, the firm designs Mega Projects for a variety of purposes: high-tech, research laboratories, hospitals, universities, commercial centers and office high-rises. MEA, employing over 70 dedicated professionals, has offices in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Moscow and Beijing.
MEA offers comprehensive services, from architectural and interior design to landscape architecture and urban planning. Through a collaborative approach, the firm offers a combination of solutions to complex programmatic demands and attention to practical considerations – including innovative planning that addresses clients’ specific needs and integrates interior and exterior spaces. The firm specializes in laboratories and hospitals, as well as urban planning and master plans.
Approach and Methods
The interaction of architecture, technology and science stands at the basis of the firm’s approach. Our collaborative process puts the client’s practical needs first, and our process relies on cooperation, continual learning and mutual enhancement. Each of the firm’s teams provides encompassing design services: from the programming stage, through the various design stages, approval by authorities, supervision and project completion.
Main Projects and Specializations
Technological, Health & Research
MEA has designed a multitude of hospitals and buildings for cutting-edge institution and companies in Israel, USA, China, the Czech Republic and India.
- High-tech: a 200,000-sq.m. Biotech park in Hefei, China; MATAM Park, Haifa; TEVA and Elbit Systems campuses; microelectronic chips production fabs; HP ink factories; as well as Rafa and Taro pharmaceutical plants.
- Academic and research labs: clients include the Weizmann Institute, the Technion, Ben Gurion University, Hebrew University and Bar Ilan University.
- Hospitals: Carmel hospital, Haifa; Ha’emek hospital, Afula; Rambam hospitals, Haifa; large hospital compounds in the Caucasus Region and China; and hospital in Moscow.
Public Buildings & Complexes
Among MEA’s most notable projects is the 100,000-sq.m. Ben Gurion Airport Landside Terminal (done in collaboration with SOM and Moshe Safdie) and its 40,000-sq.m. extension.
Industrial Buildings & Low-tech
Projects include Reshafim metals factory, Ashkelon; Negev Ceramics factory, Yeruham; Hadera Paper facility, Modiin; projects for Rhines and Gav Yam corporations; and various logistical centers.