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Synagogue rebuilt from former auto shop – CNN.com

A member of Congregation Or Hadash was the first to suggest the vacant auto shop could become a synagogue.

In 2010, the congregation purchased the former auto shop, seeing the promise of their own synagogue in its bare white walls.

“That was the first leap of imagination someone had to make, and it’s a big leap,” said architect Brian Bell, whose firm, BLDGS, worked on the synagogue.

In architecture, it’s called adaptive reuse — remaking old buildings for new purposes.

After 10 years without a permanent home, Congregation Or Hadash opened the doors to its own space in February. The synagogue was built from the remains of a vacant auto body paint shop.

via Synagogue rebuilt from former auto shop – CNN.com.