Last week was the dedication of “Kikar Ha’or” – “Statue of Lights” roundabout – at the corner of Tiltan, Emek Ayalon and Arar. The new roundabout is at the eastern entrance to the new city center, and the end of the City Center for those coming from Dam Hamaccabim, where a few months ago the “Kikar Shaarei Hamayim” roundabout was inaugurated, creating an intriguing architectural sequence between the two roundabouts that delineate the City Center which is under construction and expected to open in August.
The Economic Development Company of the city built the roundabout which was designed by Shlomo Aronson Architects. The roundabout has a sculpture composed of three halves of rings, composed of a steel structure whose angles vary around the edge. The sculpture is illuminated by a number of light fixtures, creating colorful games of light and shade and color, so that the sculpture shows a different color in each direction. Next to the statue, the mythological "wet stream" has been renovated and is decorated with rocks and soft lighting and creates a pleasant sound of water for passersby, which can also be seen from the decorated bridge that passes between the two sides. There are also benches, shading, landscaping and lighting in the area of the roundabout.