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Midrash / Isay Weinfeld

Midrash / Isay Weinfeld

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  395 Area:  395
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009 Year:  2009
  • Photographs photographs:  Leonardo FinottiPhotographs:  Leonardo Finotti
  • Project Manager:Elena Scarabotolo
  • Collaborators:Marcelo Alvarenga
  • General Contractor:Kreimer Engenharia
  • Structural Engineering:Guiper Engenharia
  • Electrical, Mechanical And Plumbing Engineering:Grau Engenharia
  • Acoustics Engineering:Harmonia Acústica
  • Audio Project:AVM
  • Graphic Design:EG Design
  • Design Team:Adriana Zampieri
  • City:Rio de Janeiro
  • Country:Brazil
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© Leonardo Finotti
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Text description provided by the architects. The Midrash Building was designed to house a study center for the Congregação Judaica do Brasil (Jewish Congregation of Brazil). The center is devoted to the debate, discussion and teaching of various themes around Jewish traditions as in literature, arts, history, psychology, politics, etc., in the search for meaning, connections and references in life.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The ground level groups a small store, restrooms, a bar, a kitchen to support events and a small lounge that can be integrated to the terrace through large sliding doors. The first and second floors house, respectively, the Synagogue (liturgical area) and the Auditorium (lectures), and the third floor contains two classrooms for courses (study areas) that may be combined depending on the needs. A restroom, a meeting room and the administrative area complete the floor. On the fourth floor there is a utility room, as well as an uncovered terrace, where specific courses may be held.

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On the façade, a fiberglass mesh made up of Hebrew letters in different layers, sizes and different tones of white overlaps the brickwork, extending from the first floor to the top, and to the limit of the neighboring lots. Letters always form the word “Midrash”, which means “to draw sense”.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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Address:Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Cite: "Midrash / Isay Weinfeld" 20 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/620662/midrash-isay-weinfeld> ISSN 0719-8884
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