Congregation Or Hadash Synagogue
Formerly a Chevrolet paint and auto body repair shop, the site is repurposed as a conservative Jewish synagogue for 400 families, including a sanctuary, chapel, social hall, offices, and classrooms. The existing concrete tilt-up panels and pre-engineered long-span steel frames are used to house both interior and exterior spaces, including courtyards and gardens for special functions and celebrations. Sliding glass doors between the sanctuary and social hall allow for varied seating arrangements; rotating wood panels in the middle of the building permit the social hall to adjoin an entrance lobby for overflow seating and tables. The project is rooted in the acceptance of the existng structure as a compelling starting point, allowing for inventive re-use and unexpected indoor-outdoor connections.
Full Project Description: here.
With: HILLworks landscape architects
Size: 24,000 gsf
Completed: March 2013
See progress construction photographs... here.
In the news... here.