Gran Mediterraneo Tower, Tel Aviv

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.

david-tajchman-gran-mediterraneo-mixed-use-tower-tel-aviv-israel-designboom-02The 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.

david-tajchman-gran-mediterraneo-mixed-use-tower-tel-aviv-israel-designboom-03The design is filled with native mediterranean vegetation

david-tajchman-gran-mediterraneo-mixed-use-tower-tel-aviv-israel-designboom-03The multistorey tower boasts a topological geometry

david-tajchman-gran-mediterraneo-mixed-use-tower-tel-aviv-israel-designboom-03Built with white concrete, the highrise’s façade takes on a cellular appearance

david-tajchman-gran-mediterraneo-mixed-use-tower-tel-aviv-israel-designboom-03Internal space is flexible, with individual apartments radiating out from the building’s central core

david-tajchman-gran-mediterraneo-mixed-use-tower-tel-aviv-israel-designboom-03Each unit comprises a fluid arrangement of levels

david-tajchman-gran-mediterraneo-mixed-use-tower-tel-aviv-israel-designboom-03The scheme brings together a range of innovative functions, including an automated car-park

david-tajchman-gran-mediterraneo-mixed-use-tower-tel-aviv-israel-designboom-03The tower has been conceived for the city of tel aviv

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History and precedent
david tajchman gran mediterraneo mixed-use tower tel aviv israel designboom
Floor plan / shared car silo and vertical mediterranean park
david tajchman gran mediterraneo mixed-use tower tel aviv israel designboom
Floor plan / elevated residential lobby
david tajchman gran mediterraneo mixed-use tower tel aviv israel designboom
Floor plan / hotel typical floor
david tajchman gran mediterraneo mixed-use tower tel aviv israel designboom
Floor plan / vertical farming
david tajchman gran mediterraneo mixed-use tower tel aviv israel designboom
Floor plan / vertical kibbutz, co-housing and shared activities
david tajchman gran mediterraneo mixed-use tower tel aviv israel designboom
Driverless sherut
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