Wadi Kofer Park Ramat Amidar, Ramat Gan, 2018

ABOUT

Working with the city of Ramat Gan, a suburb of Tel Aviv, REED rejuvenated a discarded wasteland area burdened by infrastructure, creating instead an urban jungle park. A place for the local members of the community to socialize, play, and experience nature in the midst of the city.
The park is situated in Ramat Amidar, a working-class neighborhood that lacks quality public spaces, on a stretch of land dense with infrastructure: a major submerged stormwater system; a busy transportation artery and alongside it an acoustic barrier; and a high voltage power transmission line. 
Beautiful pre-existing Ficus religiosa and North Indian rosewood trees served as the inspiration for a rewilding design concept. The mature trees form the spine of the park’s central walkway. The sense of nature’s diversity was further enhanced by additional extensive plantings and the creation of a system of trellises and cables stretching between walls and columns on which climbing plants spread, generating visual interest, shade, and refuge for birds. 
Several playground hubs are connected by a bicycle track looping between them. Benches, swings, and play spaces offer multiple additional alternatives for recreational activities and the experiences presented by the enhanced natural diversity.

INFO.

Status: Completed

Years: 2016-2018

Size: 27 Dunam

REED Lead Arch: Yaron Zelnik

Client: Ramat Gan Municipality

Project Manager: Eran Tzubary

Riding Infrastructure: Mountain Goat                                     (Ez Harim)

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