The entrance to the memorial hall

The entrance to the memorial hall

The site monument

The site monument

The memorial wall

The memorial wall

Reflections of faces on glass

Reflections of faces on glass

A view of the commemoration hall

A view of the commemoration hall

Reflections on glass in front of bur

Reflections on glass in front of bur

THE ARMORED FORCES MEMORIAL MONUMENT

Latrun 1998

The Latrun Memorial and Heroism Monument complex is located on the grounds of the Israel Armed Forces' War Museum.
Commemoration, heroism, memorabilia, bereavement, and information are the themes on which the project was designed.
Presumably, there is a conflict between the personal grief and the need for intimacy of the families and the immediate circle of the fallen, on the one hand, and the wish to make the war casualties and the stories of their lives and deaths part of the public domain, on the other.

The fusion of metalwork, glasswork fabric, and dramatic lighting create the effect of the heroes' facial reflection on a steel bridge placed above a pit in the ground whose walls are covered with soot and cold ashes. It is, in fact, the spatial experience engulfing the visitor that enables intimacy, commemoration, and paying respects at one and the same time.

 

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