UP is a proposal which augments the technical fabric of the solar tower into an adventurous vertical desert trail. The scheme is designed to simultaneously deliver a visual icon for the Negev region and offer an exciting experience for visitors.
The proposal is a recognition that the verticality of the tower should be celebrated as an asset in itself. An ascending staircase winds around the structure and creates a geometric statement, a second skin replacing the need for cladding.
The trail is punctuated by seven viewpoints. Each viewpoint allows for the discovery of distinct elements in the surrounding landscape and provides a space for rest and contemplation.