NEGATIV - RETHINKS JERUSALEM

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2012

Jerusalem, Israel

3,500,000+ Sq"m

Urban Planning & Design

"The operating city is like a collage, a collection of self-contained components, but with one complex and multifaceted system." (Manuel de Sol-Morales)

Jerusalem consists of a collection of components that do not group into one system. Planning conventions such as avoiding construction in the valleys and dot planning make Jerusalem look like a collection of autonomous units.

What if we look at another Jerusalem, which functions as one whole, that is not looking to disperse? The project deals with this question and proposes new planning in the negative areas.

 

These areas are the open spaces that separate the different textures of the city. Located in the spaces between the currently proposed master plans for the neighborhoods, the ones "left behind" with the development of the city - the "sacred" valleys and the infrastructure that accompanies them.

 

These areas constitute a significant urban continuum, covering the entire city - from the entrance to the city to the olive grove area adjacent to Teddy Stadium and later integrating with Jaffa Street and the Khan Promenade, thereby sewing the entire city.

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