The Cliff Park, Tel Aviv
Open Competition, chosen to go on to the final
Cliff Park is a very rare resource, a remnant of a natural landscape “before there was a city.” This place gives us an almost last-chance experience to be in an open landscape adjacent to urban space. However, this is not a pristine landscape. Part of it was overridden and flattened-out as a consequence of being used as a playground by off-road vehicles. Planning the park, we chose not to obscure the signs of abuse. We used the furrowed paths, collapsed cliffs and the remains of a military base as raw material for creating the park. The paths are based on the existing ones, with slight changes and with the intention of reducing their number, eliminating some and pulling together the rifts between others. A visitor may wander around and choose a path for himself in order to experience, observe, hide and reveal.