Nesher Memorial Auditorium and Gallery

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Nesher Memorial Auditorium and Gallery
Israeli studio SO Architecture added this auditorium and gallery to a hilltop war memorial in Nesher, Israel, and tilted it upwards so that it faces towards the sky. SO Architecture designed the concrete auditorium building as an extension to the existing structure, which commemorates Israeli soldiers that died in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War but previously was only used once a year on the country's national memorial day. The new building provides a community hall for events, film screenings and other activities, as well as an exhibition gallery charting the history of the site, which served as a guarding post during the war.

The exhibition space, called the Remembrance Gallery, is filled with photographs of fallen soldiers. These cover boxes installed along the walls, where victims' families can store items that preserve the memories of their loved ones. In the auditorium, rows of ascending timber bleachers provide seating, while a large window fills the space with light and offers a view out over nearby Haifa Bay. Dark grey paint covers the exterior of the extension, uniting it with the existing memorial. A concrete plaque adorns the side of the old tower, and a golden Star of David is positioned at the top.

"The concrete relief was made in the 1950s by the artist Michael Kare as part of the transformation of the building from guarding post to a memorial," added the architects. Stepped landscaping and a viewing platform have been added to the south of the site, joining an existing limestone square and a children's playground.

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