A new entrance hall to Israel for passengers arriving from Egypt designed to accommodate the terminal’s increasing traffic over the last several years, and at the same time answer to the security challenges of Israel’s southernmost border crossing point.
Constructing a unique and representable entrance hall, which will greet incoming traffic to Israel and integrate well with the terminal’s existing buildings, but at the same time will pose a new design standard for the renewal and renovation of the entire terminal.
The design of the entrance hall draws inspiration from the complex’s unique location, the narrow strip between the Red Sea and Eilat’s mountain region, without allowing security constraints and features to affect its design and construction quality.
The structure is the first encounter incoming passengers from Egypt have with Israel. The reception passes through a half-covered, intimate passageway that directs gazes towards the sea and sky, while the vibrant orange hue emphasizes movement directed towards the entrance hall. The elongated hall offers a column-free opening directed at its southern front and offers a spectacular view for those passing through or waiting in the hall. The design takes into account the strict security and protection requirements of the facility, without disturbing the flow of passengers through the entrance hall on their way to Israel.