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Temple Ark

The Temple, Congregation Ohabai Sholom, sought out MZA to create a strong stand alone sculptural form that would respond to the existing space while functioning as Ark and Bimah for outdoor services.


The resulting design is a series of faceted surfaces which appear to grow from the ground and look skyward referencing the tree of life.  The sculpture is rendered in steel with a warm patina finish to compliment the natural stone finish found within the existing courtyard.  Both weighted and weightless, the singular geometry expresses a timelessness accentuated by the play of shadows cast on the surrounding stone.

Photos by McGinn Photography.