Roots and Revival

  • Development began with exploring the global issue of hunger and gathering information on the Shaare Zedek Synagogue. Between the two areas, there were specific themes that could relate to one another, such as "gathering", "awareness", and "diversity." 
  • The former Beth El/Shaare Zedek Synagogue. Built in 1910-1911. Closed in 2006.
  • The 1950s addition blocked the north windows on the ground level. A partial demolition of the addition will bring daylight into the space. 
  • In the spirit of rediscovery, the lawn area south of the build will be excavated and create direct access to the ground floor from street level.
  • South Elevation
  • Ground Floor
  • Second Floor
  • Third Floor
  • Section
  • Due to the grand size of the synagogue main gathering space, it was important to break up the scale by balancing monumentality with spatial intimacy. The above images of marketplaces were used as inspiration.