HERZLIYA MARINA MASTER PLAN Herzliya, Israel
The Town of Herzliya asked MGA to develop a master plan for a new 350,000 S.F. marina. The project is located along the Israeli coast. The plan provides for two undeveloped parcels of land on the northern and eastern borders of the site of the completed marina. The plan allows the perimeters of the proposed buildings to adapt to varied site and programmatic conditions. The northern border, the proposed site of the CES Center, forms the primary facade towards the water and defines the entrance to the development. At the point where the main road from Herzliya enters the site, there is a large rotunda forming the gate to Marina Herzliya. The large circular form becomes an urban “foyer,” welcoming visitors to the area. The remainder of the plan establishes the orthogonal perimeter of the major roads within the development. Stores, entertainment facilities, and cafes line the edges of the center, stimulating social interaction along the streets.
Defining the second parcel of land, called the Eastern Green Strip, is a 20-meter high cliff wall. Symmetrical pedestrian ramps inserted into the cliffside provide a gentle ascent up the hill and form a retaining wall, reinforcing the cliff. At the base of the ramps is a parking garage for 700 cars, with the eastern green strip extending over its roof. At the top of the cliff is a landscaped area including an 800 seat amphitheater, a children’s entertainment area, and the Tel Michal Archaeological site. A large formal garden with parterres is behind the site.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY