Competition. 3rd place.
Jerusalem is the only city in the world, which constitutes a focal point for belief and a theological center for the three monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
With that in mind, the structure design appeals to the sentiments of tourist believers of the three religions. At the backbone of the design stands the idea that Jerusalem manifests the connecting and uniting elements among religions, Jerusalem as a synergetic source for them altogether.
The observation tower is planned as spiral set of 3 arms, which symbolize the different religions. Representing the 3 religions, each of the arms turns to a different direction, but as a spiral, all of them originate from the same place in space and encircle one axis which connects them all.
At nights, a light beam is going to be projected from the center of the building towards the sky. This light beam will be a dramatic landmark and tangible expression of the idea generating the whole project – Monotheistic belief as a common ground, which, therefore, has the quality to unite different people, communities and religions in the holy city and in the Middle East.