Redefining the Good Life: Sustainable Living in Haifa’s Waterfront

Graduation Project 2022

The Haifa port is nestled between the city and the shoreline, disconnecting the coast from the downtown area. Soon, a part of Haifa port will be evacuated, presenting an opportunity to reconnect the neighborhoods with their shoreline and create a vibrant urban waterfront.

This project proposes a new urban space designed for a small carbon footprint lifestyle, utilizing different planning models, such as the kibbutz and the 15-minute city. The goal of the design is to promote good health and well-being. The daily routine of the community is planned to encourage a connection to nature and a sustainable lifestyle. Creating a public park, car-free zones, and shared spaces; implementing green and blue infrastructure; and reusing existing materials and buildings are a few of the strategies used. Nature-connectedness, togetherness, personal growth, sustainable programs, and physical activities are other design layers. This project aspires to transform the Haifa port into a model for sustainability and healthy urban living.


Work facilitation
L.A. Matanya Sack
L.A. Alisa Braudo
L.A. Izabela Levy
Research Tutors
Dr. Shira Wilkof
Maya Cohen
Landscape Architecture Track

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