The Balta Verde Maze

There is a small heath in the middle of Balta Verde — in the outskirts of Timisoara. While I was an undergrad, I designed a proposal for its development, which I called ยซThe Mazeยป.ย At the time, the heath seemed desolate with only a few trees growing in odd places but nonetheless, it was an important shortcut for the commuters getting off at the two tram stops along its sides. A real maze with high hedges would have isolated the space and made commuters walk around it rather than enjoy it. Instead, I designed a symbolic maze of pathways around low hedges, trees, a concrete wall with arched gates, and a water pond. My goal was to seduce the commuters into sitting down and taking a break before heading home, while not obstructing their journey.