Community centres

Brickwork facade modelled on “abstract menorah” fronts Jewish community centre by Natoma Architects

Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University by Stanley Saitowitz and Natoma Architects Inc.

Stanley Saitowitz‘s firm Natoma Architects has created a Hillel House for Philadelphia’s Drexel University, with a red brick facade designed to reference the branched lampstands used in Jewish homes and temples, as well as the striated garments worn during prayer. Read more

Architecture students build latticed-wood community centre in German refugee camp

Community Centre in the Refugee Camp Spinelli Mannheim, Germany by Design build

Architecture students from Germany’s University of Kaiserslautern have built this wooden community centre for a refugee camp in Mannheim, which is fronted by a latticed screen. Read more

Klein Dytham builds latticed community hall for Toyo Ito’s post-earthquake recovery programme

Five years after the devastating Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, Klein Dytham Architecture has unveiled a community hall for recovering city Sōma, designed to look like a huge straw hat (+ slideshow). (more…)

Julien De Smedt’s angular concrete youth centre in Lille features a colourful striped wall

Brightly coloured stripes cover one face of this bulky concrete community complex in Lille, which was designed by architect Julien De Smedt to host facilities for the “three ages of mankind” (+ slideshow). (more…)