Zion Square

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Zion Square, the focal point of the cultural life of downtown Jerusalem, is getting a redesign. Today Maya Atidia, Maayan Tokkie-Carmel, and Tamir Manzur-Carmel were announced as the winners of a contest which challenged Jerusalem-based architects to recreate the space.

The plan, which they refer to as “Urban Forest Clearing,” will add trees and seating to the open square, making it more temperate and pleasant. Though it may seem simple, the design will allow for the square to continue to be used for large events.

Zion Square