The recently re-opened ‘Memorial hall of Israel’s Fallen’, on Mount Herzl, the comprises more than 23,000 concrete bricks each engraved with the name of a soldier
Innovative memorial for fallen soldiers in Herzliya (Design Boom)
Kimmel Eshkolot architects has completed a memorial that commemorates the country’s fallen soldiers. Located on Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl, the ‘Memorial hall of Israel’s Fallen’ features an undulating funnel-shaped formation of bricks that opens to the sky, flooding the void with natural light.
The memorial includes a 250-metre-long continuous ‘wall of names’ that wraps around the central sculptural brick structure. This comprises more than 23,000 concrete bricks each individually engraved with the name of a soldier and their date of decease.
Mount Herzl memorial to fallen, an architectural gem, up for top design prize (Times of Israel)
Built of ‘stone, concrete and light,’ site meant to give space for grief and educating public, reflecting a shift in commemoration from the collective to the personal
Photo: Amit Geron