New North London Synagogue

van Heyningen and Haward Architects, London, 2011

 

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Synagogue to replace two seperate premises, built as part of the masterplan for the Sternberg Centre

Situated within the grounds of manor house the Synagogue was required to respect the existing listed building and the grounds that it sits in.

The brick building is conceived as a garden wall, behind which sit three prayer venues, a nursery and teenager’s room, as well as social and administrative spaces.

The synagogue complex serves 2,500 people and has three spaces for religious services, each with a distinctive character. These combine to provide capacity for up to 800 people. The largest of these spaces, the Beit Knesset (the assembly house or principal prayer space), is double height and balanced by two storeys of accommodation to the north of a single-storey reception which connects and articulates these volumes.

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  • Begun: Nov 2009
  • Completed: Jan 2011
  • Floor area: 1,485m2
  • Sector: Religious
  • Total cost: £3.8M
  • Procurement: JCT Design & Build 2007
  • Address: 80 East End Road, Finchley, London, N3 2SY, United Kingdom

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