טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentBoklis Leonid
SubjectLandscape as a Mean for Renewal of Industrial Zones in
Israel
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisors Mr. Shmuel Burmil
Mr. Harry Brand


Abstract

The renewal of old industrial zones is one of the ways to cope with future needs for expansion of industrial and other built areas in an already densely populated country as Israel.

This research deals with landscape aspects in the renewal of old industrial zones and has four goals:

1)   Identification and definition of landscape problems in old industrial zones;

2)   Definition of desirable landscape qualities and their indexes for industrial zones;

3)   Definition of landscape characteristics as means for renewal of old industrial zones;

4)   Examination of the feasibility of the renewal of old industrial areas by using the desired landscape characteristics.

The thesis discusses the history of industrial development particularly in Israel and the effect of zoning on it. It studies diverse integration trends between housing and industry. The issue of industrial aesthetics and its relevancy to the landscape of industrial zones is reviewed.

Research methods include literature survey, review of case studies and interviews of specialists in relevant fields.

The analysis of each case study is done according to a model that was developed. The landscape elements that are discussed are related to both public and private areas. They include issues such as the plot, streetscape and open spaces, the relationship between the industrial zone and its surrounding non-industrial areas.

On the basis of three case studies and the surveyed literature, landscape problems and desired landscape qualities in industrial areas are defined and formulated.

The proposed planning solutions include means to implement the desired landscape characteristics in old industrial zones according to defined landscape elements.