Synagogue and Community Center NBI / Nicolas Loi

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  • Architects: Nicolas Loi
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Lamitech, Masisa, Budnik, Covering Chile, Dialum, Hunter Douglas, JNF, Milliken
  • 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
  • Calculation: Pedro Bartolomé
  • Calculation Reviewer: IEC Ingeniería
  • Proyectos Sanitario, Eléctrico Y De Clima: Dinammo Ingeniería, Intexa Ingeniería
  • City: Vitacura
  • Country: Chile
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Address:Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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Cite: "Synagogue and Community Center NBI / Nicolas Loi" [Sinagoga y Centro Comunitario NBI / Nicolas Loi] 30 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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NBI社区里犹太教堂和社区中心的集合体 / Nicolas Loi

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