Road Work Garden
Open Competition International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism 2010 Bat Yam (Il), 2009
Urban space is cultural space. I‘m interested in the early signs of urban action. How hard or easy is it to imagine what a place will look like when things or aspects are changed? When construction sites are cordoned off, when change is announced, curiosity starts taking hold of us. The announcement of change is a potential trigger of creativity. Could we cultivate a creative perception of the signs of change in our cities? I propose to revalidate this perception, using the techniques of (roadwork) excavation and exposing them to public use. In an inversion (stacking instead of digging) I propose to use elements of trench shoring. The elements will be used to create a passage, a position ABOVE ground, re-aestheticizing the construction methods.