Gutman Assif Architects

Hangar 9

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Hangar 9

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Tel Aviv harbor

Client: SAGA Projects
Location: Tel Aviv
Area: 2.100 Sq.m.
Year: 2005

 

Dozens of proposals for the biggest real-estate speculation have been lying on the planners' table. Marines, shopping centers, sky-high towers and artificial peninsulas. The excess of planning and greed created a vacuum, where parking lots, warehouses, restaurants, dance clubs, car-wash and walking trails can unexpectedly co-exist without any grandiose intentions. In order to solidify the city's temporary hold of the waterfront, categories of building and empty space, open and close space should not be separated, but one should imagine programs that are an alternative to the pastoral seashore and ambitious city building programs in the entire harbor. Harbor architecture is an introvert bubble resisting annexation. As such, it requires liquid and constantly updated programs, with architects and without. In the new site, it would be possible to drink coffee without getting out of the car, to jump into the water (of the new Gordon swimming pool), to fish, to buy ceramics for the bathroom, to eat a popsicle and to sunbathe on the concrete wall; in short, to pass the time between the mutational symptoms of a built shoreline."

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Tel Aviv harbor

Client: SAGA Projects
Location: Tel Aviv
Area: 2.100 Sq.m.
Year: 2005

 

Dozens of proposals for the biggest real-estate speculation have been lying on the planners' table. Marines, shopping centers, sky-high towers and artificial peninsulas. The excess of planning and greed created a vacuum, where parking lots, warehouses, restaurants, dance clubs, car-wash and walking trails can unexpectedly co-exist without any grandiose intentions. In order to solidify the city's temporary hold of the waterfront, categories of building and empty space, open and close space should not be separated, but one should imagine programs that are an alternative to the pastoral seashore and ambitious city building programs in the entire harbor. Harbor architecture is an introvert bubble resisting annexation. As such, it requires liquid and constantly updated programs, with architects and without. In the new site, it would be possible to drink coffee without getting out of the car, to jump into the water (of the new Gordon swimming pool), to fish, to buy ceramics for the bathroom, to eat a popsicle and to sunbathe on the concrete wall; in short, to pass the time between the mutational symptoms of a built shoreline."