The 6,400 sq m building introduces an inner courtyard, which becomes the focal area of the complex, allowing for large common balconies.
The apartment complex maintains a strong community spirit by featuring generous shared spaces, such as the red courtyard area, and the large curvaceous balconies that serve as both pathways and leisure spaces. These meeting and gathering spaces are key elements in sustaining the residents’ community culture. The courtyard contributes to a more sustainable living experience, as it promotes low energy consumption by offering shade in the summer and penetration of direct sunlight in the winter.
The development has small and medium apartments, incorporating 53 residential spaces made up of 49 two-bedroom apartments, three three-bedroom apartments, and one four-bedroom apartment. The scale of the developments allows young families and professionals to remain in the neighbourhood. In addition to the residential use, the building includes nine retail units while incorporating 350 sq m of existing fragments from the old structure.
The building’s minimal façade is symmetrical, adopting an off white colour typical of Tel Aviv architecture. The playful colour contrast between inside and outside is used to emphasise public and private spaces.
A strong red colour is used in the courtyard, offering a more private and airy shelter from the busy, hot street. The organically shaped balconies present a fluid form, which also contrasts the strictly symmetrical exterior façade, creating a clear distinction between street and shelter.
The apartment complex features a private five-level underground parking structure; this is a useful addition to the dense area.
The development is part of Yafo Municipakity’s masterplan to transform and uplift the city’s decayed southern district.