Designed by AL/Arch, “the REAL estate temporary private spaces” was designed to become an alternative public space at the edge of the freeway in Bat-Yam.
‘Edge conditions’ in urban cities often create neglected public spaces that attract temporal activities of various kinds for a wide spectrum of people. The REAL estate project offers a new typology for public space that examines the boundaries between public and private domains in the urban landscape.
Bat-Yam is one of Israel’s most densely populated cities. Most residents live in modern housing projects that were built in the 1950s for new immigrants. The project is situated at the end of a wide modernist residential street that unexpectedly terminates with a massive concrete wall that functions as an acoustic highway barrier.
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