As the core project for the rejuvenation of a historic neighborhood of Tel Aviv, a 2,800 square meter plaza was created between two abandoned schools by closing the road between them. The school buildings themselves were renovated to become a large modern theater and a dance school. The new urban plaza between these buildings facilitates many related activities, as well as providing a large urban public open space in the neighborhood. The singular use of orange and citrus trees in the plaza reminds visitors of the orange groves that were originally planted here. Small water runnels around the trees, falling down one step, create a welcome sense of relief in the heat of summer. Urban formality is mixed here with historic reminders.
Tel Aviv Foundation
Shlomo Aronson, Judy Green, Barbara Aronson
Parks, Promenades and Plazas