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to open a view   _   towards an external expanse



regional landscape  _  regional agriculture

the regional city should be addressed by a regional landscape, balancing uses, ecologies, views:  a masterplan for a rural site in the heart of the metropolitan region combines three approaches :  re-culture - maintaining economically-viable, productive fields   _  re-view - regional promenades, programmes, and perspectives  _  re-wild - reintroducing the historic local oak forest. 

reference :  the old forest,  previously on the site.

The landscape masterplan emerges from a dual starting point - first, maintaining large scale agriculture in central Israel metorpolitan area, now under threat from development, and second - restoring the historial oak maquis which preceded the agriculture, before the 19th century. 

The programmed promenade  _  re-view
A network of avenues, green streets and gardens connect the existing city with a new metropolitan park.
All open-space uses (playgrounds, sports, cafes and community spaces) are distributed along the main avenues of the park.

re-wilding  _
With all programmes on the avenues, the large, continuous, vast land units of the park are kept free of intentive, built, open space uses. The restoration of the historical oak maquis brings with it the possibility of an external expanse into the regional city.

re-culturing  _
Regional agriculture as a man-made expanse.  The productivity of the earth is a central communal feature in the history of the area and the land.


Ramat Hasharon West Quarter and Metropolitan Park  _  Ramat Hasharon  _  3,700 dunams  _  2012-ongoing  _  client: Israel Land Authority (ILA), Ramat Hasharon municipality  _  architects: Yaar-Korin.


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