Rawabi is the first Palestinian city to be built in accordance with a Masterplan. The Masterplan provides direction for the way the new city will grow and flourish and how future land use decisions will contribute to the achievement of social, economic, and environmental goals. As the first new city; planning and designing of Rawabi takes its cues from international contemporary practices. The development of Rawabi provides the opportunity to learn from best practice, transfer knowledge and expertise to Palestine, and build a city which will become a model for future development in Palestine.
International experts and Palestinian planners, architects and engineers from Bayti Real Estate Investment Company have developed specific architectural designs that address the requirements of the future homeowner, engineers from Bayti Real Estate Investment Company worked closely with teams of experts from Birzeit and An-Najah National universities. The Rawabi Masterplan integrates exemplary planning and design principles, sustainable environmental practices and appropriate architectural features.
To realize the vision of the biggest private sector project in Palestine today, a public - private partnership agreement was signed in 2008 between Bayti - the developer - and the Palestinian Authority.
The Rawabi City Center forms the heart of the new city; as a mixed-use center it includes retail, business, cultural, civic, and residential uses, as well as a cinema and other entertainment features, and a hotel.
In addition to the City Center, neighborhoods offer small retail stores, giving residents convenient access to basic commodities.
The city of Rawabi is comprised of 14 residential neighborhoods, featuring different housing typologies to accommodate the needs and preferences of future residents.
Will serve residents who look for luxury, privacy and endless views.
Contain Basic & Upper Schools. Instilling in Rawabi’s youth the value of hard work and commitment to their studies from an early age.
Recreation is an essential part of human life and Rawabi will be the best place for youth and family to enjoy nature and the outstanding outdoor theatre.
Will be distributed throughout the city providing high quality modern services to residents of Rawabi and neighboring towns and villages.
Internal streets in the city.
Green spaces will be made available to residents in the form of pocket parks, green terracing, and larger linear parks. Opportunities to enjoy nature, beauty, and recreation have been included in and considered an important aspect of Rawabi’s design.
Will grant visitors of the recreational areas a safe place to park their cars while attending concerts and enjoying nature.
Natural beauty and elite services and facilities in Rawabi will be important factors to attract tourists from around the world.
Planners and architects, working with local experts from Birzeit and An-Najah National Universities have prepared the Masterplan. It integrates exemplary planning and design principles, sustainable environmental practices, appropriate architectural features, creative public areas and ease of access. The Masterplan provides a clear and comprehensive framework for detailed design and for the phased development of Rawabi by the private sector.