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News: NEW SYNAGOGUE in KOBLENZ by HERRMANNS ARCHITEKTEN
New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten

Herrmanns Architekten have proposed a polygonal concept as a feasibility study. The form of the synagogue is to be understood as a response to the triangular site.

New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten

It is placed so that a square is formed at a corner of the property as an open space. The glazed front entrance welcomes the people. The floor plan disposition meets the user requirements of the Jewish community.

New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten

The prayer room in the angular monolith is illuminated by a skylight. The demand for the symbolism of a synagogue building is met by the tattoo facades.

New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten

Steel plates are proposed as the facade material which is provided with the image of fingerprints to represent the horrific acts of the Holocaust.

New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten

The intention of the author's design is a solitaire to create special connotation. At the same time, the new synagogue will significantly enrich the indifferent urban space.

New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten

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

New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten

If it doesn’t touch a meta-level it is only a building. So the form of the synagogue must be loaded with information. A building must also communicate.

New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten

If it doesn’t produce any kind of afterimage like a good book or a fascinating painting or a wonderful film, it can't be good. Therefore the design must create a special connotation.

New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten

Location: Koblenz, Germany
Architects: Herrmanns Architekten
Architects In Charge: Henner Herrmanns, Hung Nguyen
Cost: € 6M (30% by the state)
Year: 2014

New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten
New Synagogue in Koblenz by Herrmanns Architekten