Urban Renewal project in the former airport of Sde Dov
The 2012 partnership between Ari Cohen (as lead urban designer), Shlomo Aronson Architects and Dr. Chaim Fialkoff, won 1st prize in the competition to develop a programmatic strategy for the redesign of the Sde Dov Airport site following its planned evacuation in 2017.
The 560 acre site is located between the sea and Ramat Aviv; it is the biggest continuous remaining land parcel in Tel Aviv, making it a particularly valuable, unique and rare piece of land, whose realization will be decades in the making.
Our proposal envisions the rise of a dense new urban district that will be able to adapt to present and future trends and findings, catering not only to the needs of its projected inhabitants but to provide a wide palette of public uses and open spaces for the broader population. The central idea of our plan calls for a constant exploration and celebration of the area through the mix of multiple temporary uses and events alongside the construction of permanent projects.
Following the submission of the strategy, the team was requested to advance the plan through to Master plan stage. The municipality decided to involve the internationally renowned office of usefulprojects to help create an exemplary test case for sustainable design of a new city quarter.