In the late sixties Jacob Rechter became the designated architect to provide Mount Carmel in Zichron Ya’akov with one of the most beautiful buildings in Israel. He designed a serpentine shaped modular structure that appears to be squirming around the hills. The building earned Rechter the prestigious Israel Award for architecture in 1973. In the rest of the world his masterpiece didn’t go unnoticed, the sanitarium appeared in plenty of international magazines and books.
The front of the sanitarium consisted of guest rooms, all with individual balconies overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. At the back of the building were the entrance hall and reception with access to the town of Zichron Ya’akov.