Hotze Carmel - Non Architecture Competitions

Hotze Carmel

Year: 2015

Function: URBAN INFRASTRUCTURAL INTERVENTION

Site location: Haifa, Israel

Institution: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Brief description of the project:

HOTZE CARMEL –

AN INFRASTRUCTURAL INTERVENTION IN THE URBAN INVIROMENT OF HAIFA.

Haifa bay is a center of heavy industry, refineries, port and airport. This huge urban joint disconnects Haifa’s metropolis, taking over 40% of the Haifa coastline, emits the biggest amount of carcinogenic substances, and serves as a ticking bomb in the middle of the city.

In addition, recent future plans aimed to increase the refineries by 3.3, build the new Gulf Port, increasing the existing port, and disable the airport. These plans are not only turning a blind eye to the mentioned security threats, it increases them. Expansion of refineries, those responsible for the pollution, means increasing the danger and the pollution threshold to residents around.

THE PROJECT POINTS OUT THE TENSION BETWEEN OUR NECESSITY OF HEAVY INDUSTRY, AND THE THREATS IT HOLDS.

ON THE ONE HAND,

The city’s economy depends on the port industry. Hundreds of thousands of families from Haifa and its surroundings rely on as resource for their livelihood.

ON THE OTHER HAND,

The current situation of the bay area is freezing the city’s natural development. Following the suggested future plans, Haifa is at a crossroads between becoming an industrial area that has a city, or a city that depends on its industry. The situation could turn into a terrible environmental disaster that is going to affect the entire northern region.

WHAT I SUGGEST

The project is based on the planned utility tunnel “Hotze Carmel”. The tunnel is ought to carry out all dangerous materials and infrastructural pipes across the Carmel Mountain while connecting between the eastern and western parts of the city.

The project offers a new perspective on Haifa underground space, and suggests to expand the infrastructure space to contain the hazardous materials, storage containers, and some of the existing factories.

The action protects the explosive substances and protects the city from those risks. In addition, more than 70% of the precious bay area could be returned to the city.

The project aims to rethink the relationship of the fundamental infrastructural elements of the city: The industry, port, airport and the transportation hub located in the bay area.

Nationality: Israeli

Contacts: http://anaissimaan.com/

City and date of birth: 16.09.1991 at Moscow, Russia

1:1000_Haifa Bay Mass

1:1000_Haifa Bay Mass

Program Infographics_Haifa Bay

Program Infographics_Haifa Bay

Production Diagram_Closing the circle between invention production and costumers

Production Diagram_Closing the circle between invention production and costumers

Compact Section_Containers Dangerous Material People Industry and Public space revolves around one Infrastructure

Compact Section_Containers Dangerous Material People Industry and Public space revolves around one Infrastructure

Section Diagram_Showing the contribution of Hotze Carmel to the city

Section Diagram_Showing the contribution of Hotze Carmel to the city

Infrasstructural Intervention

Infrasstructural Intervention

Axonometry

Axonometry

Hotze Carmel

Hotze Carmel

Thesis Calendar_News regarding Haifa Bay and related issues

Thesis Calendar_News regarding Haifa Bay and related issues

Model Diagram

Model Diagram

The ABC of Hotze Carmel Thesis

The ABC of Hotze Carmel Thesis

Hotze Carmel Production Line

Hotze Carmel Production Line

Underground Typologies

Underground Typologies

DIAGRAMS

DIAGRAMS

DIAGRAMS

DIAGRAMS

 

Author: Anais Simaan

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