MASTERPLAN IN THE CITY OF LOD


REDEFINING HESS NEIGHBORHOOD

Status
Under Construction
Year
2017
Location
Lod, Israel
program
Master Plan

A renewal project for a neglected and abandoned industrial zone. We designed a new urban area, transforming it in the pulsating heart of the city.

Lod is currently divided by the railroad tracks –  determining factor on the street hierarchy and on the creation of open spaces and public functions. Our plan creates a new centrality that stitches the urban fabric together.

We defined a perimeter envelop that restrains the future constructions in the new plan, allowing flexibility. There are a number of rigid rules that must be preserved, such as the continuation of the urban grid, its connection to a park along the railroad track and determining the uses of the foundation floors according to the nature of the surrounding streets, etc.