Ethiopian Community Congregation Hall
Incorporating otherness manifests itself in the conceptual, design and realization of the project. This ‘trait’ inspires the overall experience of the visitor and reassures his sense of place.
A Physical extension to an Ethiopian synagogue replacing the traditional temporary structure for congregating, In an environment estranged to the Ethiopian scenery the building reinforces tradition through a system of confining walls.
Through or by means of a wall comprised and embedded with colorful windows of orange, yellow, green and heavenly blue two spaces (the outdoor and indoor) are united and separated. A color scheme found in traditional Ethiopian garments lights the spirit of those engaged in sustaining a way of life respectful to their ancestors.