Author : Dalia Munenzon

University : Israel Institute of technology Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Status : BArch, 2013

Advisor : Els Verbakel

Title : Sea Change | Edge of the sea

The project deals with the city of Ashdod and its overlapping points with the natural edges correspondingly to changes and urban development along time. The space between city and sea remains outside the city grid, its edges determined by overlapping the sea, ground and city. The weaknesses of the edge as a space empty of urban activity, allows to develop temporary “off grid” events which mediate between city and nature. Acupunctured organization of the waterfront with different scaled public spaces enables a variety of impermanent activities. The new system principles are based on natural elements sand, water and vegetation; The unique landscape defines the planning conditions and reflects its morphology and consistency. The infrastructure system must react to uncertainty, while limiting the possibilities the site can handle. The project develops a local & regional program and open and building types which can handle changes such as rising water level and sand! dune movement. The suggestion include 3 key points where each Infrastructure encore point responds to a different space.