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24APR 2014

New Synagogue in Koblenz / Henner Herrmanns

Posted in Architecture - Religious by * FORMAKERS

Due to the fact that in Koblenz (Germany) a synagogue is lacking Herrmanns Architekten (Prof.

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Henner Herrmanns and Hung Nguyen) have proposed as a feasibility study. The form of the synagogue is to be understood as a response to the precarious triangular site.

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It is placed so that a square is formed at a corner of the property as an open space.

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The building is partially lifted off the ground and the glazed front entrance welcomes the people. The landscaping and shaped pathways are an integral part of the building’s appearance.

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The outdoor areas invite people to stay. The ground floor level is characterized by large open spaces allowing for direct and dynamic circulation.

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The fluid ground floor concept takes users into the open and dynamic spaces of the buildings inside.

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The floor plan disposition meets the user requirements of the Jewish community. The prayer room in the angular monolith is illuminated by a skylight.

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The demand for the symbolism of a synagogue building is met by the tattoo facades.

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The architecture is intended to support symbolic action and thinking. So the facade consists of a metal skin, which gives the building’s form a homogeneous appearance and which is provided with the image of fingerprints to represent the horrific acts of the Holocaust.

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The architects are of the opinion that Architecture becomes art when the idea of a building touches a meta-level..

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