Quarry Park, Caesarea
The Park is part of a former quarry used for sandstone mining. Quarrying operations resulted in a violation and destruction of the natural terrain and habitats.
As part of the rehabilitation work, topography was sculpted inside the quarry as an array of shaped hills. The impressive quarry cliff was kept in place and made into a visual focal point and an observation point. Inside the quarry, protected from sea winds, carob and oak trees were planted to create shady spots for visitors.
The entire area surrounding the quarry was restored with natural vegetation, indigenous to the area. Walking paths invite people to leave the neighborhood, pass through the quarry or look down on it, continuing to walk towards the beach.
Chief Architect: Nathanael Laloum
Client: Quarry Rehabilitation Fund, The Caesarea Corporation
Photos: Assaf Pinchuk, Quarry Rehabilitation Fund