Competition Award 1982
- Purchase Prize
Location: Glilot, Tel-Aviv
client : Fallen Intelligence
The memorial in honor of the fallen members of the Intelligence Corps
1. An outdoor assembly area for 1000 people, for memorial and community
2. A memorial corner featuring the names of the fallen.
3. Outdoor assembly sites for the parents and the trainees (soldiers)
of the corps’ school.
4. A Building with a conference room, study rooms and administrative
It was my belief that a peaceful and harmonious memorial
site, rather than a forceful commemorative statue, which
is commonly erected in such cases, will the appropriate environment for
the families of the Intelligence community to be in communion with
their loved ones.
The proposed planning process was fundamentally
different from common planning processes.
The members of the community were proposed to take an active
role in the planning of the site.
The plan of the site was based on a dynamic set of rules (A pattern
language), directly responding to the specific needs defined by the
Intelligence community. This set of rules was to guide the members
of the community at any stage in the future development of
Each planning decision taken step by step on
the site was marked physically on the ground by stakes and
lime, thus enabling the community to visualize the plan in an easy way,
and take an active role in its creation.
The process of finding the right location for each function was
governed by the qualities and requirements of that specific function.
For example, the Memorial Corner featuring the names of the fallen
soldiers was located at the far edge of the site, inside the grove,
which is the most intimate spot on the site.
The plan developed gradually on the site was in fact a
structure of balance between the patterns and the living reality of the
The final ‘layout’ that emerges on site was
measured and recorded by a surveyor, forming the actual simulation