Binyamin Idelson and Gershon Tzipor | Ammunition Hill

From the materials of the Israel Architecture Archive

The monument on Ammunition Hill, erected in 1975 and planned by Idelson and Tzipor, is an early example of a shift in the spatial perception of the relation between the monument and the public visiting it. Earlier monuments created a position of standing in front of its towering presence, while the newer logic creates a situation wherein the monument contains and envelopes the viewer, connecting them through it. Other examples could be found, to an extent, in Brutzkus’ INS Dakar (1969) Monument, and Dani Karavan’s Monument to the Negev Brigade (1968).