OR Damesek Synagogue

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Religious & Spiritual
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Mayer Hasbani
  • Design Team
    Alma Montiel, Nelly Hernández & Alejandra Ramírez.
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
    Mayer Hasbani & Alma Montiel.
  • Const. Company
    Milk Life Investments
  • Location
    México City
  • Project Date

OR Damesek is a place of worship of Judaism that develop in 4 levels and a basement, turning internally the nave of the building towards the east following the tradition of Jewish prayer directed towards this direction.
The concept is composed by the interaction of two bodies, one given by the rectangular shape of the land and another body that incorporates the main program of the building creating a bay that marks the access to the building; to the public and private spaces and their circulation. The program consists of a main temple on two levels and naturally lit from above through a translucent dome at the top of the temple, a small temple, a library, study area and cafeteria; all spaces in the building are naturally illuminated with vertical lights inputs.

This building promotes a warm atmosphere in the nature of its materials, using the apparent partition as the main material of the project for its nobility and humility, predominating in public spaces and facades absorbing the noise generated by prayer where the position in which the partition is creates a unique skin for each space where it is applied; it is also combined in some spaces with marble in walls and floors.

MAYER HASBANI was established in the year 2000 in Mexico City, with the mission of becoming the Mexican architecture office with the highest level of expertise in the market. 20 years and a range of over 40 architectural works after, meets its objectives facing a thriving, developed city with huge ambitions. Today the architecture office is an international design firm adopting all the needs and particularities of the global and competitive market in its projects to create truly contemporary work design for today that keeps tomorrow in mind.

Other prizes
Architecture MasterPrize 2020 - Adamant Puebla I - Winner Architecture MasterPrize 2020 - PH Tamarindos - Honorable Mention Mexico Design Week Utopia 2020 - Antonio Caso - Finalist Noldi Schreck 2020 - Mediateca Digital Colegio Monte Sinaí - Honorable Mention TITAN Property Award 2021 - Adamant Tijuana - Winner TITAN Property Award 2021 - Adamant Mérida - Winner Premios Prisma 2021 - Mediateca Digital Colegio Monte Sinaí - Winner DNA Paris 2021 - OD Study Center - Winner LIV Hospitality Design Award 2020 - Haixa - Honorable Mention