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Stéphane Maupin : Centre européen du Judaïsme

Installed Jerusalem Square in Paris (XVIIth arrondissement), the European Center of Judaism, built by the agency Stéphane Maupin, has just opened its doors to the public, a few days after its inauguration the 29 October 2019 by the President of the Republic. Together cultural and cultual, this new place promotes Judaism. Back on this architectural project of magnitude.

The idea of ​​the European Center of Judaism was born under the impulse of Joel Merfui, the current president of the Central Consistory Israelite of France. Since 2015, the French architecture agency directed by Stéphane Maupin works to build the center. After four years of work, rises right in the west of Paris a remarkable building.

Built on a plot of 1 650 square meters given by the city of Paris, the building presents a contemporary and symbolic. The raw concrete facades, applied to all the distinct modules, ensure the harmony of the whole.

As cultural as cultural, the complex includes three entities gathered in the same building, all intended to transmit knowledge of religion and culture Judaica. The project is therefore organized as a set of several autonomous poles organized around the discrete synagogue. Spread over more than 5 000 square meters, the religious complex brings together a large synagogue of 600 places, exhibition spaces and studies including a conference room of 600 square meters, and an associative pole installed in the volume the highest.

The new European Center for Judaism combines opacity and transparency, brutality and refinement, discretion and monumentality. Stéphane Maupin Architectures thus signs a plural architectural project in the image of its multiple functions.

A monumental center open on the city.

To learn more, visit Stéphane Maupin's website

Photographs: William Clement

Léa Pagnier

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