District domain and mixed municipal domain
Our office, in partnership with Danya Cebus construction firm, submitted and won the competition for planning and constructing the government domain for governmental housing in Jerusalem. The project includes two office towers connected by a bridge, with 3 joint foundation floors on 53,000 sq.m. above ground level, together with 20,000 sq.m. underground, including the parking area and a data center.
As part of the Balilius domain, the project comprises government offices and governmental services for the public, combined with a municipal plaza. The design offers a high-rise building that blends with buildings for preservation, between Nordau St. to the west, Shazar St. to the south, and Jaffa St. to the north. A pedestrian bridge connects this complex to a future one of courthouses. The compound “embraces” an inner plaza which holds a speared of planted gardens and a commercial area, broad foundation floors – above them the tower offices. The built protective plaza provides rich and varied public spaces, raising from the basement floors of control rooms and parking area, the broad foundation floors are intended for public services, accessed from the neighboring streets via designed entrances, with above them – the office floors and welfare functions for the workers.
The design of the project’s entire components makes full use of the given official municipal building area (‘Taba’) while providing for a functional and flexible structure maximally efficient. The buildings’ fronts are dynamic, emphasizing their vertical aspect, and offer a solution blending architectural and functional values, while answering the need for an additional district center of government in the modern Jerusalem texture of the twenty-first century.
Client: Africa Israel Company – Danya-Cebus
Location: Balilius domain
Area: 75,877 square meters
3D Rendering: Arceffect