Center of Hope courtyard rendering

The Center of Hope

Jerusalem, Israel

The Elijah Faith Institute approached LHSA+DP to design an interpretive master plan, architectural concept, and promotional materials for The Center of Hope.  The Center is envisioned as a space of learning, a framework for meeting, an opportunity for friendship, a site for inspiration, a presentation of enlightenment and a place where prayer for peace can rise together from the faithful of all faiths and all peoples, in Jerusalem.

 

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The new facility will include:

 

•   Lecture halls for public lectures, conferences

 

•   Auditorium for public events and interreligious concerts

 

•   An exhibition hall where interreligious art exhibits can be hosted

 

•   Meeting spaces for scholars’ seminars, interreligious think tanks, and for all interreligious activity that takes place in and around the cause of Jerusalem and the Holy Land

 

•   A museological display featuring the life of prayer in world religions

 

•   Inspiring prayer spaces where Jews, Christians, Muslims and others will pray alongside one another

 

 

 

Services

Interpretive Master Planning
Architectural design
Site planning
Construction management

 

Size

30,000 sf

“I have been to Jerusalem as a pilgrim and absorbed the intensity of the spiritual life and prayer of believers of different faiths. I firmly believe there is room even for those of us who do not share the tenets of the Abrahamic faiths to join in the spiritual life of this holy city, by joining our prayers for peace and well-being of all peoples and creatures to those prayers already offered in this great spiritual center. The vision of the Center of HOPE could make this a reality.”

 

His Holiness

the Dalai Lama, India

 

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“Jerusalem, holy to Islam, has been a pilgrim’s destination for Muslims for hundreds of years. The vision of creating a center holy to all religions allows every pilgrimage to open up to an interreligious experience. This is what today’s world needs.”

 

Grand Mufti Mustafa

Ceric, Bosnia

Services

Interpretive Master Planning
Architectural design
Site planning
Construction management

 

Size

30,000 sf