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Sheinkin Street, Tel – Aviv

Urban Design

Sheinkin Street, Tel – Aviv

Sheinkin Street, Tel-Aviv's Greenwich Village, has enjoyed over the last year a reorganization of the street space and an up-to-date design.

The design aspired to preserve its character of the past years as a vivid avant-garde center combining urban cultural experiences with being the residence place for old establishments such as: Café Tamar and Café Sheinkin.

In spite of its central urban position as a meeting point for young people and a center for shopping and fashion, its last refurbishment was only in the 80's and as the days went by, the street has been neglected and a "face lift" was needed.

The re-design included cleaning the street space from unused elements as well as giving it standard details, while preserving its unique Sheinkin character as expressed in the "fun strip" where alternative sitting elements were integrated.

In order to integrate with urban cycling routs, a one way cycling route was design. On the opposite side the vehicle traffic remains, though decreased to a lower level.

A main part in the re-design was the realization of the underground utilities, planting street trees, the decrease of the amount of parking spaces, and paving the road in order to give the street a feeling of a pedestrian zone.

The redesign enables closing the street for pedestrians only on the weekends to allow the public to enjoy the special atmosphere of the "coolest" street in the country.

Year: 2012
Client: Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Municipality
Team: Baha' Milhem

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