Abu Dhabi has officially launched the Abrahamic Family House, a new centre for learning featuring a mosque, a church and a synagogue, within the Saadiyat Cultural District.
The new cultural landmark has been designed by Sir David Adjaye, an award-winning Ghanaian-British architect, and epitomises the values of harmonious coexistence and understanding shared between the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, through three main buildings – a mosque, a church, and a synagogue all on one site.
The design is characterised by an iconic geometric architecture of three cubes – each 30 m deep, 30 m wide and 30 m tall – that evoke the features of traditional architecture and preserve its uniqueness, stated the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF), which had supervised the entire project.
The names of three iconic houses of worship have been officially unveiled as Imam Al Tayeb Mosque, St Francis Church, and Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue. The three houses of worship are of equal stature. They will welcome visitors from March 1.