The Midrash Building was designed to house a study center for the Jewish Congregation of Brazil, devoted to the debate, discussion and teaching of various themes around Jewish traditions as in literature, arts, history, psychology, politics, etc, in the search for meaning, connections and references in life. On the facade, a fiberglass mesh made up of Hebrew letters in different layers, sizes and tones of white overlaps the brickwork, extending from the first floor to the top, and to the limit of the neighboring lots. Letters always form the word Midrash, which means to draw sense.
Author: Isay Weinfeld/ Collaborator architect: Domingos Pascali | Marcelo Alvarenga/ Project manager: Elena Scarabotolo/ Design team: Fausto Natsui | Adriana Zampieri
Architect Isay Weinfeld
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil