david tajchman conceives topological gran mediterraneo tower for tel aviv
all images courtesy of david tajchman

 

 

 

designed by belgian architect david tajchman, the ‘gran mediterraneo’ is a conceptual highrise building conceived for the israeli city of tel aviv. the scheme brings together a range of innovative functions, including an automated car-park and induction charging stations for electric driverless vehicles. the multistorey tower boasts a topological geometry that contrasts the contemporary orthodox approach of stacked horizontal slabs wrapped with mirrored glass. built with white concrete, the highrise’s façade takes on a cellular appearance, filled with native mediterranean vegetation.

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the tower offers a diverse mix of programs suitable for vertical living

 

 

 

the tower offers a diverse mix of programs suitable for vertical living. as well as residential apartments and a hotel, the complex incorporates a range of bars and restaurants, farming areas and public gardens, swimming pools and dead sea spas. in addition, the ‘gran mediterraneo’ includes coworking spaces for offices and local startups, alongside a host of educational and event spaces for larger functions. internal space is flexible, with individual apartments radiating out from the building’s central core. each unit comprises a fluid arrangement of levels, with vast floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city below.

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the design is filled with native mediterranean vegetation

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the multistorey tower boasts a topological geometry

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built with white concrete, the highrise’s façade takes on a cellular appearance

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internal space is flexible, with individual apartments radiating out from the building’s central core

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 each unit comprises a fluid arrangement of levels

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the scheme brings together a range of innovative functions, including an automated car-park

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the tower has been conceived for the city of tel aviv

 

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project info:

 

name: gran mediterraneo
location: tel aviv, israel
program: mixed-use high-rise
creative authorship: david tajchman
design team: luc izri, david tajchman
time-frame: march, 2016 – ongoing