Ollech+Tol will be showcasing it’s urban renewal of Ein Karem in the Israeli pavilion at the 11th World Urban Forum to take place at Katowice, Poland. From Sunday 26th June 2022 to Thursday 30th June 2022. The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization.
The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization.
The forum will exhibit Ollech + Tol’s urban renewal of Ein Karem. As of today, it has a local population of 2,000 residents, mainly Israeli Jews, and attracts three million visitors a year, one-third of them christian pilgrims. Ein Karem serves as a center for art venues and galleries, restaurants, bars and hotels with many beautiful monasteries and churches coloring the landscape. It is richly layered with many levels of function and culture interwoven within the same space, simultaneously serving diverse populations with varied interests. While attracting large numbers of tourists, Ein Karem’s public spaces suffer from high neglect and discontinuity due to the requirements of motored transportation in a historic urban fabric.