Han El Hilu
Han El Hilu
Lod is a city 15 km southeast of Tel Aviv in the Central District of Israel. Today it has an average population of 81,000, although it is estimated that in the next 5 years, strategic development and planning will promote big changes and improvements for the city. It will become a new residential area with state of the art office buildings, commercial promenades, cultural centers and ample recreational spaces.
The city holds a very rich cultural and historical heritage. This is why the historic area will undergo an important restoration that will make it Lod’s center where 5000-year-old archeological sites and tourist attractions will become some of its main places of interest.
It’s a city with limbs that extend into the future and roots that keep it grounded in the past. Towards 2025, Lod will be a renewed, greener and technologically evolved city with an excellent transportation system and connectivity.
Three projects that aim towards such a city are Beit Hakshatot, Han El Hilu and the Old Train Station (Commando) Square. These are part of a Master Plan designed By Derman Verbakel Architecture for the city municipality and Lod Financial Coorporation.
In the image of Beit Hakshatot, an ancient Ottoman structure pops up. The project is an urban regeneration around the ancient Arches House in the Old City. It combines commercial area, housing and public uses, continuous street facades, and open spaces where historic buildings will be preserved.
For Han el Hilu, we made the renders for the parking lot. This ancient construction from the Ottoman period is going through excavations and conservation works to maintain and refurbish this unique structure.
Commando Square represents our biggest rendering job for Lod and Derman. It is located in the city’s center which is going through renewal. According to the plan, 1,700 new housing units will be built, the historic railway station will be restored and a new city square will be created. The project creates an innovative city center that will include an office hub opposite to the district court, public buildings and a connection to the future metro network.