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Rakafot school grounds in Kiryat Bialik, Israel by BO LANDSCAPE

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: BO LANDSCAPE

About two weeks after construction was complete on the Rakafot School, for which we were the landscape architects, and the opening of the school year, we received a surprising phone call: “I wanted your opinion on adding frogs to the school’s ‘Winter Pond.’ It was the agriculture teacher “We received complaints about mosquitoes, and it seems to be the right way to stop them is by using frogs. Besides, it will be wonderful to hear their croaks along with the children’s loud and cheerful voices.” “It’s a great idea,” we hastened to assure her, with a fantastic inner feeling, “yes, that works.”

Image Courtesy © Amit Haas

Image Courtesy © Amit Haas

  • Architects: Knafo-Klimor Architects
  • Landscape Architects: BO- Landscape Architects: Landscape Arch. Orna Ben-Ziony& Landscape Arch. Beeri Ben-Shalom, partners/owners of. Associate designer: Landscape Arch. IditIsrael.
  • Project: Rakafot school grounds
  • Location: Kiryat Bialik, Israel
  • Photography: Amit Haas
  • Software used: Autocad & Sketchup
  • Developer: Kiryat Bialik Municipality, Engineering Head Department: Landscape Arch. Noam Massad, Israel.
  • Development contractor: Hisham Khmeisi, Hisham Group.
  • Project management and supervision: Shirley Gazit and Gonen Pinhas, Nativ Engineering and Management Ltd.


Evolution Ground in Alfortville, France by NP2F

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Article source: NP2F

Embedded within the boundaries of the ZAC
(coordinated developed zone) Chantereine, the “evolution” grounds of Alfortville represent a qualitative approach to which we lay claim in this district’s public spaces, and more generally in today’s city. Thus, the playground becomes a truly architectural space, integrated in the urban structure and open to the city’s other practices.



  • Architects: NP2F
  • Project: Evolution Ground
  • Location: Alfortville, France
  • Client: city of Alfortville
  • Project managment: NP2F + D’ici là (landscape designers)
  • Surface: 2 050 m2
  • Cost of works: 572 310 € excl tax
  • Year: 2011


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