Envisioning The Future

© david tajchman

gran mediterraneo
architecture, landscape urbanism, vehicle design

place tel aviv, israel
program mixed use high-rise
creative authorship david tajchman
design team luc izri, david tajchman
year march 2016-
status ongoing
prize architizer A+ award 2017 winner

The Gran Mediterraneo is an innovative concept of High-Rise that integrates a public automated car-park, operates as the first induction charging station for public and shared electric driverless vehicles in the city, and mixes programs of vertical living: residential apartments and hotel, bars and restaurants, farming and public gardens, swimming pools and dead sea spas, co-working spaces for offices and start-ups, educational and events spaces. Innovative also with its topological geometry giving a spiral effect to the high-rise, the Gran Mediterraneo breaks with the global and usual stacking of horizontal slabs wrapped with mirrored glass, aiming to renew Tel Aviv's skyline with a 'Unesco proclaimed white city' specific vertical architecture. To be built with white concrete, using the latest construction and digital technologies, the curvy high-rise is filled with mediterranean and dead sea natures.