Manuel Herz Architects

Jewish Community Center . Mainz

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Few Jewish communities used to surpass the one of Mainz in importance and tradition. During the Middle Ages being the major center of religious teaching, this importance can be traced back to a series of influential Rabbis, especially Gershom ben Judah (960 to 1040) whose teachings and legal decisions had impact on Judaism at large. His wisdom was deemed to be so large that he was given the name ‘Light of Diaspora’. The new Jewish Community Center of Mainz attempts to draw out this tradition. Continue reading Manuel Herz Architects

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The National Museum of Archeology and Earth Sciences (MNAST) . Rabat

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The National Museum of Archeology and Earth Sciences (MNAST) is located on one of Rabat’s highest points: the gardens of the Lyautey Residence, which used to house Morocco’s French administrator. The MNAST will act as a catalyst for Rabat’s development, its innovative architecture reinforcing its urban and cultural attraction. Continue reading OMA . KILO architectures