Activity Space – David Citadel Hotel
The activity and play space recently inaugurated in Jerusalem’s David Citadel Hotel intended to provide a creative solution for hotel guests and their children. The design project was meticulously conceived with great care and imagination to meet this pressing need and make the stay at the hotel an unforgettable experience.
The design of this 100 sq m modern playroom incorporates traditional iconic Jerusalem motifs, such as a windmill, a cave, and the mahane yehuda market, in which children may have fun and explore. Similarly, the lion, the emblem of Jerusalem, is a recurring motif in several components.
The space may be divided by means of mobile acoustic partitions, so as to create, when necessity calls, two separate spaces for two age groups, with a uniform design language to preserve the harmony.
The predominant coloration is also kept in the second space intended for teenagers, which is characterized by more formalistic lines. The Youth Space contains four numbered computer stations with matching benches. A television set is installed on the main wall, offering joint dynamic computer games. Variously sized islands float on the floor—soft ottomans of sorts with
hand-sewn stitching intended for rest.
Interior and furniture design: Sarit Shani Hay
Commissioned by: Alrov Group
The building architect : Moshe Safdie
Hotel Design: Piero Lissoni
Photography: Amit Geron