Pardes Hanna-Karkur

> Client
Pardess Hanna-Karkur Local Authority
> Date
2001-2003
> Lot Area
300,000 sqm
> Build Area
150,000 sqm

The plan for the town center of Pardes Hanna-Karkur was carried out together with Architect Dr. Avi MOsseri, from the "Architegia" partnership.

Pardes Hanna - Karkur has a population of about 30,000 residents (with a target of 50,000). The town center was a neglected area, deserted from the early evening hours onwards. At the end of the nineties, we were asked to submit a plan for the town center, subject to many parameters, taking into consideration the town size and the preservation of its distinctive atmosphere (Genius Loci). The planning team included traffic, landscape and economic consultants, in order to examine all aspects and create an integrated overall plan. The planning was carried out in cooperation with representatives of the public, and of relevant municipal authorities and government organizations. The planning also took into consideration the various aspects of building rights, existing buildings, ownership, etc., in order to allow the construction of the center as an "ongoing" building process, without "freezing" the area.