The Yonatan Memorial Site was built in memory of Yonatan Rosenman, who was killed during the holding battles in the Golan Heights. The Memorial site was first built in 1981 by the construction department of the National Kibbutz and was erected in Moshav Yonatan in the Golan Heights.
The Yonatan Memorial Site was planned as a living monument, which also functions as a multi-purpose cultural and events hall, enabling active memorialization throughout the year. This concept was the outcome of a fruitful architect-client dialogue.
The memorial structure is shaped as a trimmed cone, which refers to the traditional image of growth that had been “cut off”, and that of an ascent towards the sky. The structure also draws inspiration from the popular image found in the landscape of the Golan Heights – mounds with their trimmed coned form. The spiral cone also represents divergence on one hand, and convergence on the other.
The spiral cone conveys to the inner space of the memorial site the dynamic dimension of its natural movement, completed by the top light opening, which creates a dynamic stain of light on the building’s floor, much like a sundial.