Location: Tel-Aviv

Client: NTA

Architect: IBI Architects

Sector: Transport

Arlosorov Station is the fifth in a series of ten underground stations on the 23km Red Line, Tel-Aviv's new light-rail system.

An underground building of reinforced concrete, flat-slab construction, comprising of water-tight diaphragm ‘outer-box’ walls, to facilitate temporary works requirements during ground excavation, allowing for the construction of the main station inner box.

The outer box has a series of temporary inner struts and waling beams to support its walls during the construction process, requiring careful detailing and construction sequence coordination. The high water-level provide large buoyancy forces on the base of the structure, necessitating a reinforced concrete ‘plug-slab' at the base of the station, restrained by tension piles.