The Heroes Temple
Modernism ~ Modernism - Synagogue

The Heroes Temple

Built between 1929 to the plans of architects Deli and Farago this 1929-31 experiment in reinforced concrete is a minor masterpiece of modern architecture. Built to commemorate the Hungarian jews who fell in WWI, it is both architecture and war memorial. The spacious nave, sparsely recalling the twin past styles of Moorish and Neo-classical in its decoration is a thoroughly modern space, perfectly suited for the quiet commemoration for which it was intended. It is really an abstraction of earlier forms of decoration which have been reduced to a series of simple geometric shapes and the overall impression is one of quiet solidity and harmony.

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