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House of One

2016.09.24 > 2017.01.04

The installation of the architects Kuehn Malvezzi at CENTQUATRE-PARIS allows us to discover a building unlike any other. On the floor of the Aubervilliers hall, a full-scale plan allows the visitors to imagine the future House of One, that looks to unite under one roof a synagogue, a mosque and a Christian church at the heart of Berlin, on Petriplatz, on the site of a gothic church founded at the start of the 13th century.


public opening on Saturday, September 24, from 2 p.m.


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To answer this specific request, the Kuehn Malvezzi proposed an original concept: to build three distinctive places of worship, linked together by a joint room in the centre, that sits on top of the building with its dome and panoramic terrace. This interreligious space of worship and teaching uses significant architectural elements of the three great monotheist religions, whilst enabling encounters and shared events. As an extension of the public space of the nearby square, House of One makes up a sort of miniature village, that houses many different inhabitants, whilst also being identifiable as a specific entity. Placed in another public space, in CENTQUATRE-PARIS, the version of the project drawn on the floor encourages the circulation of people and ideas, by examining from all sides the conventions of representation, whilst also bringing to mind the game of hopscotch, that consists in throwing a small stone in order to reach the sky. By referring to this game, where boys and girls from all religions play together, the installation simply calls upon exchanges between the different cultures.



Kuehn Malvezzi at Solo Galerie, 11 rue des Arquebusiers, 75003 PARIS.
 → www.solo-galerie.com


Kuehn Malvezzi is the name of a trio of architects founded in 2001 in Berlin, that brings together Simona Malvezzi, Johannes and Wilfried Kuehn. At CENTQUATRE-PARIS, the trio proposes a full-scale plan drawn on the floor of the Aubervilliers hall, that allows us to imagine in a fun way a unique building: House of One, a project that unites under one roof places of worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims, around a central common space.

Kuehn Malvezzi is represented by Solo €Galerie, Paris.

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