Tel Aviv Port wooden deck, Israel
The Tel Aviv Port was founded in 1936 by "Otzar Mif'alei Yam," literally, "Treasure of Sea Works," the first Hebrew port in Eretz Israel. The history of its construction against the background of bloody riots and the uprising of the Arabs of Jaffa was an important step in defining the sovereignty of the Jewish People in Palestine. This was the way to prove that violence and fear-mongering tactics could be overcome by the joy of work and accomplishment, a sense of mission and vision - not only by might of arms. The sincere belief by the Yishuv - the pre-State Jewish community in Mandatory Palestine - that the seacoast was part of the heritage of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel, and the genuine desire to serve it. Only this underlying faith can explain how something grew up out of nothing on the coast of Tel Aviv: the Port.
Now, 72 years later, Otzar Mifalei Yam has concluded the development of most of the Port and is continuing the project of occupancy with energy, transforming the port area into a focus of culture, entertainment and leisure-time activities. The Port rehabilitation project included rehabilitation of infrastructures (electricity, water, gas, roadworks, garbage disposal and sewage), reconstruction of historical structures, development of the public areas, including a huge wooden deck covering 14000sq.m.- largest of its kind in Israel, designed in a unique wave-like shape inspired by the sand dunes of the early days of Tel Aviv, the first Hebrew city.
- Amit Erez
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- Tel Aviv, Israel