Ben Gurion Complex Or Akiva Urban Renewal
Urban renewal creating 670 units in the Ben Gurion neighbourhood of Or Akiva. 13 towers of 8-23 stories, commercial facades, public buildings, public open spaces, relocation of 175+ existing units.
Part of the extension and development of Or Akiva, the municipality has set it’s sights on both new projects widening the city limits and densification projects in older areas.
This initial plan shows a fully formed solution with residential buildings at the scale of the surrounding neighbourhood. These buildings shore up the streets and give definition to he block. At the center of the project are large public parks, broken into various areas. Public building are at the Estern end of the project along the green path from the Norh. Commercial facades are placed on the main boulevard to the West of the project. 23 story towers overlook the adjoining Ada River Park.
The plan includes one floor of underground parking (above the water table) – to provide sufficient parking for such a large development – without interrupting the street facade at critical junctures. Extra parking is provided in two above ground parking structures.
Planning has been submitted for the review of residents.