This open pavilion at a cemetery in Pardesia, Israel serves as a monument to the departed as well as the rural and natural surroundings demolished for urban repurposing. The tree-like structure consists of an exposed concrete slab resting on slender metal pillars. Israeli architect Ron Shenkin, designed the site to serve as a place of convergence for mourners and the reading of eulogies before and after burials at the adjacent cemetery.
There are two entrances to the space, with one side of the building left open to the north. It creates a private space for proceedings and a shaded area to shelter people from the sun. Two exits lead to the burial lots: one is universally accessible and the other is via a flight of stairs. More than 300 panels of different sizes and shapes were designed using computer software, brought to the site and assembled by a team of contractors.
The structure is surrounded by orchards originally raised for new residential and commercial projects planned for the area. Metal pillars were also assembled on site, while the walls were constructed by the remaining pallets. It took only one day to pour the concrete for all the walls and the roof.