The brief for this competition called for the renovation of an existing waterfront walkway and the main access square to the Red Sea of Eilat. Eilat’s spectacular desert setting with its red granite mountains awes every visitor but this holiday destination also has a very lively night life. With daily temperatures of 15-45 °C throughout the year shade is absolutely vital for people who find themselves outside during the day.
Our design proposed a wide walkway with sitting steps providing both access to beach and ample meeting space for day and night time activities. A continuous shade structure makes the day use possible and encourages coffee shops and restaurants to open. The design of the main square with tall palm trees and a water mist fountain strengthens the visual connection between the town and Sea while its beach steps provide the night time setting for large performances.
Ministry of Tourism
Barbara Aronson, Felix Mueller, Maya Gil, Ziviya Fullman-Frieder, Ittai Aronson