Independence Trail, Tel Aviv Urban Landscape Project, Israeli Architecture Project, Israel, City Photography

Independence Trail in Tel Aviv

14 Jun 2022

Architects: Ollech + Tol

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Independence Trail Tel Aviv Israel

Photos: Tomer Appelbaum

Tel Aviv Independence Trail, Israel

The Independence Trail is a 1 km long urban installation, spanning the cultural center of Tel Aviv. Through the trail, ten historical sites scattered across Tel Aviv are woven together to tell the story of Israel’s founding. While doing so, the installation transforms the cultural center of Tel Aviv into an outdoor living, breathing, urban museum.

Tel Aviv Independence Trail Israel

The trail, made of brass, brick and light is gently integrated into the fabric of Tel Aviv’s boulevards, connecting and accentuating important historical points while creating an iconic visual element in the city’s landscape. At each historical site, the trail marks its location through an artistic illustration of the historical edifice, engraved into the brass and illuminated by light.

Independence Trail Tel Aviv Israel

Independence Trail Tel Aviv Israel

Designed in conjunction, the trail is accompanied by its urban signage, providing informational texts in 3 languages, giving visitors orientation and incorporating the same visual identity and materiality. Through seamless physical and digital integration, the trail and street signage connect to a mobile and tablet application giving visitors further insight and a deeper experience.

Tel Aviv Independence Trail Israel

Independence Trail Tel Aviv Israel

The design language is inspired by the environment in which the path is engrained, the heart of Tel Aviv. Built mostly in the 1920s and 1930s, some of the surrounding buildings are built in the eclectic style, many in the international style, and some modern buildings, even towers. The heart of the city has proven to be capable of containing the historical and yet evolving nature of its surroundings.

Tel Aviv Independence Trail Israel

Tel Aviv Independence Trail Israel

The trail maintains minimalist and clean lines, striving for simplicity and flow between the many elements that exist in the area. The material chosen for the project is brass, a material with depth and presence that knows how to age well, absorbing dirt and age in an exciting way.

Tel Aviv Independence Trail Israel

Today the Independence Trail is an integral part of the boulevard, a children’s playground in the heart of the city, attracting visitors to take an interest in Israel’s milestones and providing an intuitive roadmap for city wanderers. Light fixtures are incorporated throughout the independence trail, transforming its appearance at night to form an iconic light streak in the busy urban landscape.

Independence Trail Tel Aviv Israel

Independence Trail Tel Aviv Israel

Independence Trail in Tel Aviv, Israel

Design: Ollech + Tol – https://www.olltol.com/

Completion date: 2018

Independence Trail Tel Aviv Israel

Photographer of the project: Tomer Appelbaum

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Location: Tel Aviv, Israel, Middle East

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