Urban Separation in Mixed Neighborhoods: The Case of Abu Tor/Abu Tur (2005, revisited 2008)
Abu Tor is a mixed (Jewish and Arab) neighborhood in Jerusalem. The former city border used to cross it at its heart, and is often suggested as a possible future border path. This project addresses the challenge of recreating separation within a populated mixed neighborhood, in the most sensitive way possible.
The project proposes both for a path and a form for such a border within the open and built parts of the neighborhood in light of the current local demographic spread, and suggests strategies for implementing separation and connections in line with the local built typology.
DescriptionThe project proposes a path, form and strategy for approaching separation in a dense mixed neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Project: Urban Separation in Abu Tor/Abu Tur
Client: ECF (Economic Cooperation Foundation), funded by the Finnish Foreign Office.
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Graphic Consultants: Harel Schrieber, Pazit Benjamin
Team: Karen Lee Bar-Sinai and Yehuda Greenfield-Gilat. Revisited version included a joint Israeli-Palestinian team: Kobi Ruthenberg, Chen Farkas in cooperation with PDF (the Palestinian Democracy Forum), East Jerusalem.