Wednesday, August 3, 2011

jewish community center/mainz

a unique and sculptural jewish community center designed through symbolic elements of jewish culture and history makes its debut in mainz, germany.  it was built by manuel herz architects on the site of a jewish temple that was destroyed during the infamous crystal nacht (crystal night) in which many jewish stores and organizations had their windows shattered and "stamped" as jewish places people should no longer associate with, and one of the first, if not THE major event resulting in the holocaust. 

see the article here:

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