דלג לתוכן העמוד

Planning and design guidelines

Specifications and guidelines for architects and professionals in the field of planning and architecture.

A guide to street planning in Jerusalem

The draft of the updated guide to street planning in Jerusalem is now here for your use. 

3 chapters detail for you from the macro level to the details the recommended way to map streets in Jerusalem where emphasis is placed on the quality of public space. 

The chapter dealing with systemic details is intended to outline urban planning at the master plan level as well as plans for urban renewal. 

The chapter dealing with subsystem details details the planning principles for the various components of the urban space: sidewalks, separators, bicycle paths, intersections and crossings 

The concept of the array of street trees in the urban space has been anchored and detailed in a subsystem detail that deals entirely with trees and will be published soon. A flower bed detail is found at this link 

The last chapter deals with individual details in the urban space: curbs, paving stones, intersection flooring details, fences and railings, sidewalk infrastructure, street furniture, lighting poles, signage and road signs. 

For your convenience - links to main pages in the guide:

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Master plan for downtown signage

This guide presents a research paper that reviewed the field of signage in the city. The complexity of the languages and the layout of the various populations in the city, the physical structure of the city as well as the multiplicity of events and publications, led to the formation of an unclear and not always authentic and respectable signage system. 

As part of this work, a proposal is made for a redesigned and clear design of the signage system in the city 

For a master plan for downtown signage Phase B - Click here

For a master plan for downtown signage Executive Summary - Click here

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A guide to street planning in the Old City

This guide introduces a new street language and is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive guidance document. It lays down rules for the planning and upgrading of public space and emphasizes the preservation of heritage values, history, culture and aesthetic-physical values drawn from the spirit of the place. The guide focuses on the middle ground between the buildings in the Old City - the typical alleys and markets, the street fronts, the lighting and the signage. 

Guide to Planning Streets in the Old City - Click Here

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Guidelines for winter closures and night roofing

The design guidelines that appear in this guide are guidelines that specify and clarify the requirements that appear in Master Plan 8593 for placing screens to provide shelter for diners who sit outside the businesses during the winter season..

For instructions on winter closures and night roofing - click here

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A guide to stone wall design

The law that requires building or viewing the stone of every building in the city has greatly contributed to the uniqueness of Jerusalem. This law also applies to the development of the built environment and greatly affects the appearance of the building and the entire urban space. Quality construction in stone is a direct result of careful planning and quality of workmanship. This guide is an information base on stone development work and its purpose is to serve the various professionals involved in the construction work in the city.. 

For terms and definitions based on the inter-ministerial specification, Chapter 40 - click here

For a booklet detailing the guide to designing stone walls - click here

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Guidelines for upgrading commercial facades

The business fronts stand in the middle between the public space and the private space and constitute a significant tier in the appearance of the public space. The purpose of this guide is to set a uniform and worthy standard for the facades of businesses in the city center and the Old City. 

There are areas where a refund is given to someone who performs a facade upgrade to their business. For details, you can update at the offices of Eden and Harli. 

Inquiries regarding upgrading commercial facades:

For the website of the Lev Ha'ir Community Administration - click here

To the website of the Jerusalem Development Authority - click here

Upgrading commercial facades in Hebrew - click here

Upgrading commercial facades in Arabic- click here

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