Plans have been unveiled for a new sustainable community in the Israeli occupied West Bank by Lyndon Goode Architects (LGA)
The £790 million scheme – called Khalil Al Khadra – will provide a new community for 50,000 people to the south of Hebron, according to London-based LGA.
The 250 hectare project, unveiled today (13 December) in Washington DC, is backed by Shurook – a non-profit organisation administered by the United Nation’s Office for Project Services.
Plans include 12,000 homes, shops, offices and educational facilities.
LGA is aiming for 70 per cent of the homes to be priced from around £30,000 to £45,000, which it says will mean they are affordable to more than two thirds of Palestinian people.
Simon Goode, founding director of LGA, said: ’The design draws on our experience, built up over the past decade, in place-making and affordable housing.
’We hope to create a vibrant and sustainable community that brings people together and taps into the vast talent and inspiring optimism of the people of West Bank.’
Goode previously held a number of affordable housing workshops over three days in the West Bank in 2015.
The sustainable community will use renewable energy sources and a water recycling system.
Phase one, known as ’Baytouna’, will create 450 new homes and is set for completion in 2019.