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Synagogue and Community Center NBI / Nicolas Loi

  • 11:00 - 30 October, 2018
  • Curated by Danae Santibañez
  • Translated by Danae Santibañez
Synagogue and Community Center NBI / Nicolas Loi
© Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Category

  • Calculation

    Pedro Bartolomé
  • Calculation Reviewer

    IEC Ingeniería
  • Proyectos Sanitario, Eléctrico y de Clima

    Dinammo Ingeniería, Intexa Ingeniería
  • Area

    3800.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photography

    Marcos Mendizabal,
    • Lighting Project

      Paulina Sir
    • Acoustic Project

      Milton Gonzalez
    • Garbage Planning

      Christian Seeger
    • Landscaping and Automatic Irrigation

      Pedro Pereda, Paula Gonzalez
    • Manufacturing Lattices

      NOT – Not Ordinary Things
    • Management

      Ignacio Stern, Pablo Valenzuela, Isaac Kuperman, Naddia Arias, BAU Ingeniería.
    • Technical Inspection

      Intexa Ingeniería
    • Excavations

      Constructora Proyekta
    • Construction Work

      Constructora Pitagora
    • More Specs Less Specs
    © Marcos Mendizabal
    © Marcos Mendizabal

    Text description provided by the architects. The Project is a Synagogue and Community Center for the NBI Community, and it includes a Synagogue, Offices and Meeting Rooms for religious and cultural activities. It houses all the activities of the Community, generally meetings and gatherings of about 300-400 people.

    © Marcos Mendizabal
    © Marcos Mendizabal
    Diagram Fabrication Lattices
    Diagram Fabrication Lattices
    © Marcos Mendizabal
    © Marcos Mendizabal

    The design concept behind the building is to create a synagogue where its construction materializes through a unique design concept that answers the functional, symbolic and environmental requirements. In that sense, the synagogue is designed with 3 elements: a steel structure with diagonal elements that supports the building, a glass façade that gives transparency, luminosity and lightness, and a set of wooden louvers that brings solar control to the interior of the space. This 3 elements generate a three dimensional stained glass, giving natural light to the space and creating a symbolic relationship with the triangular shapes of the David´s Star. This stained glass gets lighted at twilight, when the jewish celebration of Shabbath starts and ends.

    © Marcos Mendizabal
    © Marcos Mendizabal
    Basement Plan
    Basement Plan

    The building is at the same time a religious and an institutional one; it houses in a single design solution all the functional necessities such as offices and meeting rooms, and at the same time the more religious activities.

    © Marcos Mendizabal
    © Marcos Mendizabal

    The materials used are concrete in all the walls of the ground floor, for a more abstract and rustic appearance, and over this area two steel structures: one with metal louvers that houses the second floor offices and the other one with wooden louvers that houses the synagogue.

    © Marcos Mendizabal
    © Marcos Mendizabal

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    About this office
    Cite: "Synagogue and Community Center NBI / Nicolas Loi" [Sinagoga y Centro Comunitario NBI / Nicolas Loi] 30 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. (Trans. Santibañez, Danae) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
    © Marcos Mendizabal

    NBI社区里犹太教堂和社区中心的集合体 / Nicolas Loi

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