Quarry, Oshrat Riverbed
Theoretical project. Winner of the Segal Award, Technion, 1994
A quarry usually represents a fatal blow to nature, since its planning is concerned solely with engineering considerations.This project proposes a redesign for a site that has been slated for two gravel quarries, stemming to a large degree out of ethical and aesthetic considerations.The planning of the quarry addresses the site’s most prominent and significant characteristic, the Oshrat Riverbed. The riverbed is preserved as an artifact within the area of the quarry. The design plays off of the tension between the quarried and the natural, a tension that exists in all quarrying activity- refining and heightening it.
Vardit Tsurnamal, Final project in Landscape Architecture, Israel Technion, 1993.