Competition Award 1982 - Purchase Prize
Glilot, Tel-Aviv
client : Fallen Intelligence Sereviceman society
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The memorial in honor of the fallen members of the Intelligence Corps included:
1. An outdoor assembly area for 1000 people, for memorial and community services.
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 offices.

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 the site.

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 site.
The final ‘layout’ that emerges on site was measured and recorded by a surveyor, forming the actual simulation plan.