Tel Aviv Independence Trail | Tel Aviv, Israel | Ollech + Tol

The independence trail is a 1 km long urban installation spanning the cultural centre 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 centre of Tel Aviv into an outdoor living, breathing, urban museum.

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. 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 | Tel Aviv, Israel | Ollech + Tol

Designer: Ollech + Tol

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Photographer: Tomer Appelbaum

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Terren is an emerging graduate landscape architect with a passion for design theory and history. She holds a Bachelor of Design and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Melbourne, which she completed in 2020 and 2022 respectively. Currently, Terren works as a sessional tutor at the Melbourne School of Design. She also contributes interviews and essays on landscape architecture and design.