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Berlin House of One will accommodate Muslims, Jews, and Christians

Berlin House of One will accommodate Muslims, Jews, and Christians

The building will rise on the ruins of a 13th-century Christian church that was damaged during WWII and eventually demolished.


By BD+C Staff | June 23, 2014
All images Kuehn Malvezzi
All images Kuehn Malvezzi

Plans are moving forward for the House of One, a German house of worship designed to accommodate Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

Situated in Berlin's Petriplatz, the worship center is the brainchild of a coalition that has already been conducting interfaith services in the city. German architecture firm Kuehn Malvezzi won a design competition with a plan that provides a mosque, a church, and a synagogue, all linked to a large central meeting place.

The Islamic partner group, The House of Prayer and Learning, hopes to raise some $40 million through a crowdsourcing campaign. Christian partner the Evangelical Church Association of St. Peter's-St. Mary's initiated the project; other collaborating groups include the Jewish Community of Berlin, the Abraham Geiger College of Potsdam, and the Forum for Intercultural Dialogue.

The building will rise on the ruins of a 13th-century Christian church that was damaged during WWII and eventually demolished. The church there was once the home congregation of a radical Nazi pastor.

For more, see the reports from the BBC News and Huffington Post.

 

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