NTA Tel Aviv Red Line
One the country’s highest profile infrastructure developments, the 23km Red Line project is the first phase in a planned network of LRT lines that will connect Tel Aviv’s metropolitan region — becoming the city and country’s first below ground transit system.
ClientTel Aviv Mass Metropolitan Transit System
LocationTel Aviv, Israel
Realizing Israel’s first underground transit system
A city is only as good as its ability to get people where they need to go – and the historical metropolis of Tel Aviv was embarking on an ambitious transit expansion plan. IBI Group was selected through a public tender process to design the underground stations of the Red Line – one of the largest architectural assignments ever awarded in Israel.
Building off key insights gleaned from personnel in our transit offices in Toronto, New York, Irvine, Portland, and Tel Aviv, we designed the stations for the 23km Red Line.
Ten of its 33 stations will be located below ground, including one intermodal station – Caribach Station – designed with a second underground platform that is part of a proposed future Green Line. At 125 metres long, these three-level stations are enhanced with special security measures and also function as emergency public shelters in the event of danger.
IBI Group is carrying out delivery in collaboration with RHDHV from the Netherlands, responsible for the architectural design of all ten underground stations, and the urban planning and utility relocation for the 11km at-grade section above the tunnel.
John Knape is a qualified Architect with over 30 years of post-qualification experience and has been especially committed to the design of healthcare facilities and building types which fulfil social needs. His experience covers work in both the public and private sectors and he can draw upon a thorough knowledge of relevant design standards including Department of Health Building Notes and Technical Memoranda. John has experience of a wide range of procurement methods including traditional and two-stage tendering, design & build, partnering, management contracting and PFI and in his role as the practice’s Frameworks Director, has been instrumental in leading successful bid processes to secure IBI’s position as Primary Supply Chain Members on all three UK national healthcare Frameworks.
John has recently led teams on a number of projects in both the acute and primary care sectors, including the award winning development at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool. John is keen to pioneer innovative design solutions such as the “Barn Theatre” concept, but places great emphasis on excellent relationships with client and contractor as the key to a successful project.