AMOS BRANDEIS - ARCHITECTURE, URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING LTD.
LANDFILL RESTORATION & RECYCLING
The problem of the treatment of waste and recycling is a global problem with severe local impact. Indeed, all countries are subject to the problem of waste that has been dumped in the past and that is still produced in growing quantities, causing severe environmental problems that require urgent solutions. Even if we cannot see part of the adverse effects, because they are underground or hidden in the backyard, they do indeed exist and continue to cause contamination. The common solutions of hiding the landfills without restoring the old ones, treating the newest ones and enhancing the recycling are simply not acceptable anymore.
The company specializes in the preparation of comprehensive plans dealing with all aspects of the restoration of old landfills and operating landfills.
We do not attempt to hide the problems, but to find sustainable, safe, reasonable, economical, practical and feasible solutions. These are not one-dimensional solutions, but a definition of an overall strategy with practical recommendations for implementation. We lead a professional team comprising professionals from all of the various disciplines, aimed at achieving the right balance. We also plan recycling parks and recycling facilities, including the introduction of cutting-edge recycling technologies for the different kinds of waste.
The company has prepared, together with Plesner Architects, the overall plan for the restoration of the Hiriya Landfill at the entrance to the city of Tel Aviv. This landfill is the largest in Israel and one of the largest in the world (16,000,000 m3). Together with SCS engineers from the USA and Tahal engineers from Israel, we have prepared the plans and the outline scheme that will serve as the basis for the restoration of the landfill, the healing of the environment and the development of the largest public metropolitan park in Israel (Ayalon Park). A leading German landscape architect, Professor Peter Latz, was chosen at an international design competition for the detailed landscape design of the park that will be developed on the restored landfill.
The company is planning a large-scale project to remove a huge landfill which is gradually collapsing into the Mediterranean Sea in the city of Netanya. The waste will be recycled (30%-50%) and transferred safely from the site. After restoration of the remaining contaminated earth, a neighborhood of about 2,000 housing units will be built behind the location of the landfill and a promenade along the seashore with three hotels will be built on the large hole from which the waste was removed.
The company prepared the overall plan for Israel's central recycling park. Here, eleven different kinds of waste will be recycled in the future. At present, municipal waste, construction & demolition waste and green waste are recycled at this park. Over 1,000 trucks enter these facilities daily.