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The Jewish Community Center Mainz Features a Mesmerizing Facade

 - May 15, 2011
References: manuelherz & archdaily
The Jewish Community Center Mainz designed by Manuel Herz Architects is a brilliant use of shapes, and its facade creates a mesmerizing effect for the viewer. The Community Center, located in Mainz, Germany, has been an important center for a long time, and the current one attempts to reflect that importance through its grandiose and imposing design.

The blue facade, with its corrugated surface, catches the eye instantly. The windows on the structure are all different sizes and shapes and are spread out over the surface. The windows also seem miniature compared to the expansive structure.

The Jewish Community Center Mainz brilliantly uses materials and dimensions to evoke the importance of the center's history within the city of Mainz while gesturing towards its future.