with Ben Dor Architects
Urban renewal creating 1400 units in the Kiryat Yovel neighbourhood of Jerusalem. 10 towers of 20+ stories, comercial facades, public buildings, option for fully automated underground parking, relocation of 400+ existing units.
Part of the rise in densification programs in Jerusalem, the municipality realises that there is nowhere to go but up.
This initial plan shows a fully formed solution including public parks, public building, commercial storefront, and residential solutions making it possible for a private entrepreneur to see a profit margin of 20-30%, guaranteeing the chances of success of the project.
The plan includes 2 versions of underground parking – conventional and fully automated – to provide sufficient parking for such a large development.
Planning includes coordination with local and regional council, residents, and the neighbourhood committee.
The buildings straddle two streets with a height difference of 7 stories between them, and so have a different manners of meeting the street at each level, with a system of commercial frontages, lobbies, stepped housing and lookout points along the project’s facade.
Project executed in partnership with Amon Ben Dor, Architect.