The ‘Eden’ Company is promoting electric charging points in line with the awareness that in the near future, charging points for electric vehicles will become an essential infrastructure element in every neighborhood and street of the city. This will necessitate the ongoing fine tuning of Jerusalem’s specific planning philosophy, which is a source of inspiration for Israel’s citizens and the world. The ‘Eden’ Company was commissioned to construct and operate the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in residential neighborhoods and near the major tourist attractions in the city.
The ‘Eden’ Company is responsible for the installation of dozens of photovoltaic systems (solar panels) on the roofs of public buildings throughout the city’s municipal boundaries in order to take full advantage of Jerusalem’s built environment and to promote solutions to improve its residents’ quality of life.
In addition to installing these systems, the ‘Eden’ Company is considering initiating a multi-stage project to produce storable green electricity, recognizing that in the coming years, Jerusalem will require significant reserves of electricity.
Over the past few years, the ‘Eden’ Company has worked to promote projects that at their core are concerned with the physical and emotional feelings of people in the urban public space. To facilitate this project, we have created an experimental space called “make a place”, the local vernacular for the North American Placemaking phenomenon led by the worldwide PPs (Project for Public Places) movement.
As part of the project, we produced and carried out more than 140 individual and varied projects, from the small to the absolutely huge, among other projects by local communities, artists, designers, planners, builders throughout Jerusalem, for all of the diverse communities that call Jerusalem their home.
The main types of projects we helped to create include the following:
The ‘Eden’ Company is implementing an upgrade of shopping centers around the city for the Business Promotion Division of the Jerusalem municipality. More than ten shopping centers have already been renovated, and another nine are slated for renewal and upgrade. The project encompasses upgrading the urban public space, the businesses’ frontage, and developing community spaces to transform commercial centers into the living heart of neighborhoods. As part of the project, the following shopping areas have been renovated and upgraded: Kiryat HaYovel, Kiryat Menachem, Gilo, Ramat Eshkol, Neve Ya’akov, French Hill, Beit HaKerem, Romema and Har Nof.
As part of a strategic plan for the cultural development in Jerusalem over the past few years, the ‘Eden’ Company has promoted, developed and planned a number of cultural building projects across the city. We believe that culture creates originality and place-identity within the city, and we see the enormous influence that it has throughout Jerusalem. Consequently we plan, build, renovate and develop cultural venues throughout the city.
As part of the municipality’s policy of promoting the city as a tourist destination, the ‘Eden’ Company works to enrich the public urban space of the town center with colorful, interactive installations that turn the experience of wandering through the downtown area into a unique and unforgettable experience for the whole family.
Every August for the past five years, the Yoel Moshe Salomon pedestrian street is shaded along its entire length by umbrellas, creating an unforgettable “strolling” experience. The installation was inspired by the Umbrella Street in Agueda, Portugal, and was created by the Sidharta company.
Jerusalem Duck Face
An enormous yellow duck rests at the junction of the Ben Yehuda and Ben Hillel pedestrian streets. Inside the duck’s belly, there is a ball pit which you’re invited to jump into and get to really know the duck up close! The duck was created by the Gil Sadeh Studio.
The Colorful Wall
An interactive installation in where you can flip the colorful cubes and create your own artwork. The installation is located at Cats Square (Kikar Chatulot) and was created by the Gil Sadeh Studio.
Six Dreamy Benches
Benches wrapped in different permutations, reminiscent of traditional Native American dreamcatchers. The installation was created by the Gil Sadeh Studio and is located at the Talitha Kumi Square on King George Street.
Seventy light shades are suspended over the pedestrian walkway, each one made from different materials that create a colorful lighting display, both day and night. The installation is the work of the Gil Sadeh Studio and can be seen along the length of Dorot Rishonim Street.
In these times of social distancing, you are invited to come together, take a seat, relax and rock back and forth on the twelve, rainbow-colored rocking chairs that line Ben Sira Street, observing the Jerusalem scene and dreaming of better, friendlier times. The installation was designed and built by the studio CityPeloton, Anat and Ilan Berman.
Cherry Blossom Lane
The Ben Shetach pedestrian street is covered with cherry blossoms throughout the summer months. The installation is the work of the Sidharta company.
“Kol Yisrael” Broadcasting from Jerusalem
An outsize radio has been placed in the city center, and it’s not just an art sculpture, but a working radio! You can turn the dial, skip between radio stations and even raise or lower the volume. Feel free to dance a hora, show off your trance moves or just listen to music like your grandmother did to the transistor radios of yesteryear. Together with content provided by Kan, the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation, the radio has five stations to choose from: nostalgia, pop music, Mediterranean vibe, classical music, and a station broadcasting radio programs from 50 years ago. The installation is situated in the Daniel Park in Safra Square and was designed and built by the studio CityPeloton, Anat and Ilan Berman.
The ‘Eden’ Company has installed five street pianos across the city made by the Street Piano Company Ltd. The ‘Eden’ Company was a partner in the production and development of the concrete pianos. The pianos can be played in Zion Square, Safra Square, Hillel Street, Pierre Koenig Street and outside the Navon Railway Station at the city’s entrance.
Street Gallery – Black Box
A gallery for contemporary art located in the street, offering temporary exhibitions to passersby. The project is operated by the Black Box Gallery as a collaboration with the Jerusalem municipality’s Department of Plastic Arts.
I love JLM
This photogenic installation is located in IDF Square and was designed by Yarel Yair.
Photo by Kobi Shavit
Pedaling like crazy, not going anywhere
It may be stationary, but it’s still a very moving experience! Created by the CityPeloton studio and located close to the Navon Railway Station at the city’s entrance.
Over the past few years, more than 30 wall murals on industrial buildings have been created as part of the ongoing renovation of the Talpiot neighborhood’s mixed-use, commercial district. The artwork is being created by renowned international and local artists.
A project for affordable, low-cost rental housing is planned as part of the Beit Ha’am Campus, adjacent to the Gerard Behar Auditorium. This will be carried out as part of the renovation and conversion of a section of the existing building and the addition of a number of floors.
The project encompasses 80 residential units of 1-2 rooms (studio apartments and two-person apartments) and public facilities for the residents’ use, such as a lobby, café, laundry room, etc.
A project for affordable, low-cost rental housing in the Triangle Lot, located in the area north of the junction between Ussishkin and Menorah Streets.
The proposed eight-story building will consist of 130 residential units of 1-2 rooms (studio apartments and two-person apartments) and public facilities for the residents’ use, such as a lobby, kindergarten, commercial premises, laundry room, etc.
The planned project is located on a 30,000 square meter plot of land east of Herzog Street, between the Rasco and Givat Mordechai neighborhoods, in the Jewish Youth Sports Center.
Currently, there are two low-density buildings of the Jewish Youth Sports Center in the lot’s southern section, in relation to the large potential of the land which may be used for construction on the site.
The proposed project would include the demolition of the existing youth center buildings and their replacement with a new, modern building, as well as new schools, a sports complex, an indoor swimming pool, underground parking and residential and commercial buildings.
תצ"א – מצב קיים
תכנית מצב מוצע
The proposed project is a located on a 50,000 square meter lot between Herzl Boulevard and Shmuel Bait Street in the Ziv and Marcus Makif School grounds, opposite Shaare Zedek Hospital.
The proposed project encompasses traffic infrastructure improvements in the lot’s area and additional buildings, including schools, kindergartens, community and sports centers, a commercial area, protected housing and clinic, affordable housing, etc.
תוכנית מרכז חיים
The proposed project is a located in a 13,000 square meter lot between Hillel and Menashe Ben Yisrael Streets in the HaNisui School grounds.
The proposed plans include the existing school’s demolition and the construction of a new school and student housing, in addition to commercial, business and residential buildings.
The project will enable, among other things, the linking of Independence Park to the downtown area via a pedestrian route through the campus.
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מבט מרחוב הלל – פרויקט מוצע
מבט מדרום – פרויקט מוצע
תצ"א – מצב קיים
The project is planned to provide accommodation in the Jerusalem Young Adults Center (Merkaz Tzei’irim) on the Musrara Campus, located east of Shivtei Yisrael Street and north of Elisha Street.
The proposed building is slated to consist of six floors with 100 beds in three housing unit models (two-person apartments, studio apartments and micro-apartments), with a day care center on the ground floor.
The planned project is located in a 10,000 square meter lot in the western section of the Talpiot industrial zone, south of Tzeret Street and north of HaParsa Street (adjacent to the Rav Chen building) on the edge of Train Track Park (Park HaMesila).
The project plans to build two new schools and a commercial and cultural center on the edge of Train Track Park as part of the “Stations” project along the park’s entire length.