D. Eytan / R. Lahav-Rigg
Architects & Planners
© D. Eytan / R. Lahav-Rigg
Ramot D Residential Neighbourhood, Beer Sheva
Ruth Lahav—Tony Rigg Architects, 1997
Client: Mivne Taasia Ltd.
Built area: 500 Dunums
Road Engineers: "Eltan", Tel Aviv
Infrastructure Consultant: Arie Swartz, Beer Sheva
Electrical Consultant: Yosi Aharoni, Beer Sheva
Landscape Consultant: Amira Birman, Beer Sheva
- The Area
Ramot D neighbourhood is situated on the north side of Beer Sheva, abutting the main railway lines to Tel Aviv on the south, and roads 7 and 30 to west & north east.
Most of the surrounding areas are already developed, except for the land immediately to the east of the site.
A main drainage wadi runs through the site from north east to south west.
- Design Concept
The programme was for a low-density developement, and contains 505 dwelling units, with mostly one and two family houses, bounded toward the main roads with row–cottages, giving an urban perimeter to the neighbourhood.
Public buildings include a primary school, kindergartens, synagogue, community centre and a small block of shops.
Areas of existing trees have been preserved in the plan, and the drainage wadi will be developed as a park through the neighbourhood.
The strip of land between the housing and the railway line to the south will be banked up and landscaped to provide an acoustic barrier.
The plan allows for extension of the road network to connect to future planning of the area to the east of the site.