'Rabin' Border Terminal
10,500 sq. m.
The Yitzhak Rabin Terminal (formerly the Arava Terminal) is the southernmost border crossing between Israel and Jordan. The rejuvenation of the terminal that was erected in 1994, following the peace agreement between the two states, includes a new passengers' terminal, infrastructure and maintenance facilities, gate complex and a passageway for Jordanian laborers.
Seasonal and temporal changes, the variety of users – walk-ins and vehicles – the need to comply with strict security rules while providing efficient and flawless service were taken into consideration.
The environmental context – desert climate, indigenous flora and fauna, winter flooding – were taken into consideration while at the same time inspired the design.