Tel Aviv-based architecture practice Kimmel Eshkolot Architects was selected by the Israeli Ministry of Defence to design this memorial as a place for collective and private grief.
A 250-meter long wall that wraps around the building is made up of more than 23,000 aluminum bricks. Each brick is engraved with the name of a deceased soldier and marks the date of their death. On every anniversary, incandescent lights shine on the brick and a candle is lit as a mark of respect. The wall has been called the ‘Wall of Names’.
These bricks are arranged in a funnel-shaped formation that opens the space up to the sky and to natural light.
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Word: Alice Finney