Beit Uri Water Garden

landscape design and execution for the Beit Uri School for young adults with special needs

Givat HaMoreh, Afula, Israel, 2002

Beit Uri Water Garden

landscape design and execution for the Beit Uri School for young adults with special needs

Givat HaMoreh, Afula, Israel, 2002

 

 

The artist was comissioned to design and build a watergarden for the Beit Uri home for adults with special needs. The design was to be easily accessible, stimulating for the senses and providing a range of different experiences of water. The focal point of the design is a well-stone with a strong flow of water. The water is draining through a layer of river boulders and is collected in an underground tank from where a pump returns the water to the well-stone.

From the well-stone area a "dry river-bed", constructed from flat limestone rocks, river boulders and gravel continues downhill, accompanied by a paved path.

Further features include a bridge, built of railway sleepers, stone benches and a rich variety of mediterranean vegetation.

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