Tel Aviv Municipality Issues Design Rules for Sde Dov Development

Tel Aviv Municipality Issues Design Rules for Sde Dov Development

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 Tel Aviv Municipality Issues Design Rules for Sde Dov Development< /p>

The new area will be built on the site of the former Sde Dov Airport in the north of Tel Aviv. It is planned to build 16,000 apartments on an area of ​​1490 dunams (375 acres), approximately 41,000 people can live in it.

Last week, architects working on the design of the area received a document from the Tel Aviv municipality containing construction instructions: “The Urban Engineer's Guide to Urban Construction and Design in the Sde Dov district, which outlines the planned architectural design and environmental development of the entire microdistrict.

According to the document, there will be three types of houses in the new microdistrict: 9-storey buildings, low towers up to 16 floors and high-rise buildings of 20-45 floors. All buildings will be built in the same style. It is assumed that two-room apartments will cost from 3 million shekels, and four-room apartments – from 5 million shekels.

The document recommends the design of buildings with colonnades along the main streets and allows the continuation of colonnades up to 14 meters in side streets.
Many of the buildings will have ground floor space for commercial activities, offices and utilities.

where something is happening all the time. The intention is good. The question is whether the chosen means will lead to such a result ", — this is how architect Orit Mühlbauer-Eyal of Muhlbauer Architects interprets the document.

The guidelines do not recommend stone cladding and forbid exterior decoration of buildings in dark colors. There are also detailed provisions on the type, size and appearance of balconies.

The document devotes a separate chapter to sustainability and environmental protection. This requires roof gardens and the installation of solar panels to generate electricity. For each building, an energy consumption forecast will be made, and the goal is that at least 10% of the forecasted consumption came from renewable sources. These are radically new requirements in the urban planning of Israel.

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