The central spine of Modiin’s new mixed-use city center provides an exciting and identifiable destination for its residents, with points of interest to be enjoyed by all ages and at all times of the day.
The overall concept for Modiin’s new city center (based on Moshe Safdie Architects’ statutory plan) envisions the creation of a unique and vibrant mixed-use central business district along a central green spine, inviting people to discover urban living and shopping, and to enjoy the open spaces of the new civic heart of the city. The landscape design puts pedestrians and bicyclists first, providing a generous and secure environment to shop, stroll, play, or rest. Four rows of Plane and Jacaranda trees form the green structure of the boulevard. The design of the linear promenade in the center includes water features, shade structures, sitting areas, and five restaurants/coffee shops. The promenade is framed by lush plantings, which act as rain gardens in the winter months while providing optimal growing conditions for the trees. Along the sidewalks, continuous planting strips for trees and groundcovers form a green buffer between pedestrians and bicyclists while collecting run-off in the rainy season.
The Modiin Economic Development Company
Barbara Aronson, Ittai Aronson, Ayehlet Cooper, Daniel Shorer, David Gruss, Avi Sror, Alon Schwartz, Alla Basnovati.
Parks, Promenades and Plazas