SYNAGOGUE. TEL AVIV
Final Project Studio | Shenkar College
The meaning of the term "synagogue" in Hebrew refers to a meeting place for prayer and unification. Throughout history the synagogue also became a community place for public affairs and Torah studies.
The Geulat Israel synagogue, located at Sheinkin garden, in the heart of Tel Aviv, is currently used only by the religious population of the neiberhood.
The new design concept was to turn the synagogue into a kind of "melting pot," in which a wide range of users will share a new synagogue experience, while also allowing a private & public experience as well.
By blurring the boundaries between the public garden and the synagogue, and by using a diverse hierarchy of spaces between public space and privat space,
I created a synagogue that also functions as a community center, suitable for all its users and its surroundings.