Ron Shenkin’s cemetery meeting space is a forest-like concrete canopy in Israel
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This open-space meeting place in Pardesia, Israel, built as an exposed concrete slab resting on slender metal pillars, is also a monument to the rural and natural surroundings demolished for urban repurposing. The tree-like structure, designed by Israeli architect Ron Shenkin, functions as a place of convergence of 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...