Zion Square, 1939
the old Eucalyptus tree from the 1930's was cut down during the Jerusalem light rail construction works in 2009.
A COMPETITION SHORTLIST ENTRY
The competition calls for the urban renewal of Zion Square, Jerusalem.
The proposal suggested to ‘pack’ the public space in between a folded ground and a light roof.
The ground designed to facilitate various situations we believe a central square should provide to the city such as meeting and resting points, performance events, a gathering place, demonstration platform and all what can be imagined. The roof allows the public space to be active throughout the seasons, whether under the scorching Mediterranean sun or along the rainy winter.
The huge Eucalyptus tree in the center of the project is a gesture to the old tree that was planted in the square during the 1930's and was cut down throughout the light rail construction works in 2009.