Beer Sheva Municipal Market
The old Beer Sheva market is an important landmark in the urban space and an important link between the old city, the renewed business center of Beer Sheva and the central station. The market is divided by streets into four quarters. It was inaugurated in 1969 and has not undergone any significant changes since then.
Despite being located on one of the important entrance boulevards of Beer Sheva - David Hacham and the roads surrounding it and despite the iconic building with the familiar arches, the market feels isolated, surrounded by roads, parking lots, walls and fences.
One of the planning challenges in the renovation is exposing the market by demolishing the peripheral walls, eliminating the traffic of vehicles and nearby parking lots, exposing the commercial facades and its arches, creating unique and shaded plazas and squares. Continuity to the heart of the market is central to turn the market into a focus of commercial, cultural and tourism activities as an inviting and friendly environment for pedestrians. The selection of the finishing materials was made so that they would be adapted to the nature of the market and serve as a background for the goods, the colors and the visual richness that exists in the market.