West Jerusalem Master Plan

Jerusalem, Israel, 2004

Under the auspices of the Israel Land Authority and the Municipality of Jerusalem, this three-dimensional urban design plan incorporates the areas which have been annexed to Jerusalem towards the west, anticipating the need for growth and expansion of the Jewish population of Jerusalem. Covering an area of 5,500 acres, it extends from Ramot in the north, through Mevaseret Zion, and southwards, including Har Haret, to the Rephain Valley. At the time the plan was initiated, a number of roads had been projected in the area; under the auspices of this plan, these proposals were tested; three-dimensional models at the scale of 1:2500 were built to evaluate the roads and found them to be extremely damaging to the landscape and topography and poorly servicing the areas most likely to be developed. As a result, over the next five years, the design for the roads was totally revised and realigned. The plans were adopted by the sponsors, and are currently being revised for approval by the District Planning Commission.

Project Type: Urban Design/Planning

Client: Israel Land Authority