Recycled Urban Design

Urban Fabric, a landscape architecture and urban design firm in Israel, uses recycled tiles, benches and more in their park designs.

Miryam Park in Givatayim is one park benefiting from Urban Fabric's recycling plan. Reporter Ilan Lior talked to architects Havi Livne and Heli Ellul Tselniker:

"We were approached by the Givatayim municipality, which told us there was a donor who wanted to build a park focused on recycling. He envisioned all the things we already have in our daily lives - bottle recycling, paper products and so on. But we felt the idea needed to be moved up a notch."

They wanted recycling to be "a strategy to run the city by. The materials we use haven't left the city and if they do, they come back.""

Full Story: Givatayim even reduces, reuses and recycles its benches


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