This winning underground train station proposal was inspired by a predominating staple of the Israeli landscape- the Ficus Microcarpa tree. To imitate the ambiance provided by the ficus in the outside world, the design allows plenty of natural light to fall on the trees planted in the underground station. In addition, features like the steel piping on the deck were designed to replicate the robust trunk that is a signature of the tree. Stepping foot in this station, you’ll feel like you never left outside.
Designers: Yizhar Galmidi and Eliran Yaksein