Jewish Community Centre

Jewish Community Centre

Manuel Herz Architects
Mainz, Germany
Community Centres

Jewish Community Centre

Hunter Douglas Architectural as Manufacturers

The center houses a synagogue, office spaces, school rooms and two apartments, as well as a multipurpose space for the community. It represents the social and cultural core of the local Jewish community and is used for internal purposes as well as for public events for the whole city.

In terms of design, the synagogue in the community is situated near the entrance. The building is shaped like the ‘shofar’ (the ram’s horn), a symbol of the connection and the trust between mankind and God.

Hunter Douglas NBK TERRART® glazed ceramic tiles are used on the façade of the community center, which form a rippled and three-dimensional surface. This pattern is arranged in a concentric way around the windows thus creating a perspective play of dimensionality. This spatial quality is enhanced by the transparent green glazing of the ceramic tiles, which not only reflects the shifting light conditions of its surroundings, it also displays a wide array of hues and shades. The building presents different amazing effects at different times of the day and different seasons and from varying angles.

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ManufacturersHunter Douglas ArchitecturalNBK™ Terracotta - Facades
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