Avital Volcanic Park
Winner of the israeli landscape design award, 2013
At the foot of Mount Avital, an extinct volcano, an abandoned quarry reveals fascinating phenomena from volcanic eruptions. The dark cliffs of quarried volcanic rock tell the story of how this mountain and the entire Golan Heights came into being.
In order to rehabilitate the quarry into a volcanic park, earthworks took place to highlight the line of the cliff and allow for circulation of visitors. The huge piles of non-consequential earth that filled the quarry space was reformed into a series of mounds, adding another layer of interest to be experienced by the visitor. Informational signs guide visitors and lead them to deepen their knowledge and experience the site through its geological past.
Chief Architect: Yael Bar-Maor, Tamar Arieli
Client: Quarry Rehabilitation Fund; Golan Regional Council
Sign Design: Studio Avidani
Lighting Design: Teichman Rosenthal
Scientific consulting: Dr. Doron Mor
Photos: Golan tourism, Ilan Hadar
News report on the park