Main Project Info
An elegant new synagogue building on the site of the existing ‘60’s community hall in Brondesbury Park, NW London, granted planning consent in 2016. Currently attached to the beautiful 1936 Willesden Synagogue, which due to dwindling membership was sold to a church in 2000, the existing hall had been home to the Brondesbury Park Synagogue, a reinvigorated community which has outgrown the hall. The dMFK design aims to gently embed a number of solar and light control ideas into a decorative, soft facade which includes aluminium louvers, deep GRC shading reveals, planting, and decorative brickwork panels. The building will achieve BREEAM Excellent and is passively ventilated.
Locally listed, the original synagogue was designed in 1936 by overlooked émigré Architect Fritz Landau working with Julian de Metz’s grandfather Morris de Metz. dMFK were appointed to rebuild the remaining community hall in 2014.