Tel Aviv at the Shoreline

Planning proposal Sde Dov

The role of the city of Tel Aviv as a metropolitan center is constantly evolving, alongside its role as the main cultural and recreational center of Israel. The qualities of the urban street and open public areas and the variety of activities taking place in them – mostly cultural and recreational in nature – are a central component in Tel Aviv's attractiveness as a metropolitan center catering to a wide range of local and foreign populations.

The metropolitan functions which need to be continued and nurtured include a variety of urban activity areas, an abundance of cultural and entertainment events taking place in the city, metropolitan parks, beach park events, recreational areas and centers – all creating an overall experience of a dynamic city, or "a city which never stops".

The 2008 proposal outlines a plan for development of a rich, diversified and intensive urban fabric, in which urban and metropolitan functions are offered alongside residential areas and daily and unique city events, attracting various users and addressing the needs of diverse populations.

The planning approach is based on the use of the same familiar urban components in a proper combination, while creating and specifying the urban center's uniqueness and abundance. The development made possible at the front of the seashore creates an intensive urban experience while addressing the majority of existing requirements towards obtaining a high quality of urban life in a beach city.

The area's unique geographical location allows its development as a connecting link between the older city fabric and the newly developing northern part of the city located adjacent to the northern bank of the Yarkon Park, making it ideal as an area in direct dialogue with the seashore while connecting between it and the city.

The suggested plan outlines planning guidelines towards an image of Tel Aviv as a "City on the beach", portrayed by its general definitions.

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