Letters Hill Park Ramat Bet Shemesh C1, Bet Shemesh, 2018

ABOUT

Givat Ha’otiyot, the Letters Hill Park, is situated in Ramat Beit Shemesh, a Jewish Orthodox neighborhood in the Judean hills west of Jerusalem.

The park’s design was inspired by the layout of a Gemara page, a religious Jewish commentary: at its heart is the preserved ecological habitat, surrounded by a paved trail that both protects and makes the area accessible for an unmediated experience of nature. The playgrounds and main gathering spaces are located on the exterior of the exceptionally wide trail on which riddles and encoded texts are engraved. By incorporating elements derived from the Jewish religious and cultural heritage, we were able to meaningfully engage members of the community in the unfolding story of the environment.

INFO.

Status: Completed

Years: 2010-2018

Size: 42 Dunam

REED Lead Arch: Yonatan Havazelet

Client: Ministry of Construction and

           Housing of Israel

Project Manager: Asher Olenik  Engineering co.

 

Orthodox culture specialist: Avi Ashriel 

 

Traditional Horticulture: Amit Pompan

 

Agronomist: Rakefet Hadar Gabay

GALLERY
Kiryat Sefer Park - Photo Album
POSTS AND PUBLICATIONS

HEB

2018

Kiryat Sefer Park, Tel Aviv, Israel by Ram Eisenberg

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