Israel, Tel Aviv
IBI Group Gruzen Samton was selected by Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd., the responsible authority for the planning and implementation of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Red Line in Metropolitan Tel Aviv Area, as the Architectural and Engineering team to plan and design the 10 underground stations of the Red line. Gruzen Samton will head the design of four of the stations and oversee the wayfinding, branding, and industrial design efforts required for the project.
The Red Line is the first of eight planned light rail and rapid transit lines, representing Tel Aviv’s new initiative to bring light rail service from the heart of the city, to the outer municipalities of Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak. As planned, the Red Line is approximately 23 km long, of which 11.5 km are at grade level and comprise 23 stops. The additional 11.5 km are underground and comprise 10 subterranean stations in one of the most densely populated areas in Israel. The Red Line route will be one of the most heavily used traffic corridors in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.
The Carlebach Station, located within the Tel Aviv municipality, is one of the ten underground stations planned for the new Red Line mass transit system. It is strategically located at the confluence of the Central Business District and its adjacent residential community. It is within an area that is presently undergoing dramatic redevelopment. To that end, NTA requested that a significant urban center be designed with an underground connection provided to the adjacent private mega-development.