This new plaza at the main entrance to Modiin welcomes residents and newcomers alike to the city: the dramatic water gates of the fountain, placed on the background of a large vertical green wall, create a strong visual focal point but also provide the city’s children with an exhilarating opportunity to cool themselves off in the hot summer months.
The office was asked to design a signature water fountain at the entrance to the city, a real challenge considering the small size of the site and its location at two busy intersecting roads. Our goal was to create a lively urban plaza with a water feature of strong visual presence while making it pleasurable and usable for the residents. The central fountain square features seven water curtains which dare everybody to pass through them. An adjacent sitting area shaded by Plane trees offers a quieter corner to read a book, enjoy the sparkling lights of the waterfalls or to marvel at the many different plants of the green wall.
The Modiin Economic Development Company
Barbara Aronson, Ayehlet Cooper, Daniel Shorer, David Gruss.
Parks, Promenades and Plazas