Ein Sarah synagogue
500 sq. m., 300 seats
Ein Sarah communal public buildings are situated in the center of the neighborhood, at the end of a residential street leading to them. The project consists of two symmetrical synagogues, with the approaching street as their symmetry axis, while they are linked together by a joint.
The building strength is its duality; each building is a mirror of the other, and their arranging creates shared public spaces.
The exterior image of each building is a penetration of two objects while one is the base and the other functions as a dual cone element, roofing the central spaces of prayer halls, creating the presence the and look of a public building.
The objects` finish expresses the nearby sea. The lower object is covered with gravel, in order to symbolize the shore, while the upper white object symbolizes the suds. Window panes are blue as the sea, and viewed from the women`s gallery.
Each building has a transparent axis, creating two symmetric grains at the sides of the lobby: One for the vertical motion and protected area, and the second for the wet area. Women`s gallery overlooks the central space, and is connected to an outside terrace, used as a place for the children coming with their parents