Nov 7–Dec 2, 2022

The Synagogue Project

Niederkirchnerstraße 5, 10117 Berlin Map
Mon–Fri 9 am–6 pm

The exhibition was created by the architecture schools of the TU Darmstadt, the BU Weimar, the HCU Hamburg and the TU Dresden and will be shown from November 7th to December 2nd, 2022 in the corridor head pieces on the 1st floor of the Berlin House of Representatives.

Against the background of the current debates on the reconstruction of destroyed synagogues, the architecture schools mentioned above have made it their task to examine the controversial issues on the subject in a university setting together with their students. The focus here was on the reconstruction projects for the synagogues on Fraenkelufer in Berlin and on Josef-Carlebach-Platz (formerly Bornplatz) in Hamburg.

The exhibition shows the design studies in 20 designs and thus makes a clear contribution to the current public debate on the question of an appropriate architectural expression of Jewish life in German cities. In addition to dealing with the destroyed sacred buildings, today's urban planning conditions were also taken into account and, based on a spatial program largely worked out with the Jewish communities, individual architectural solutions for new Jewish community, educational and cultural centers in Hamburg and Berlin were developed.