This huge project on Saadiyat Island is well underway.
What is Abrahamic Family House, you ask? This complex is a place of learning, worship & dialogue which will feature a cultural centre that aims to encourage people to exemplify human fraternity and solidarity.
Set to open in 2022, the Abrahamic Family House marks 20% completion of its development of three iconic houses of worship: Imam Al Tayeb Mosque, St. Francis Church, and Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue. The project inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity and constructed on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is endorsed and closely followed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam. The project is supervised by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.
Noted as a cultural landmark that epitomizes human coexistence and preserves the unique character of each faith, Abrahamic House is carefully articulated and architectured by Sir David Adjaye. It captures the values shared between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, through three main buildings, including a mosque, a church, and a synagogue in one place.
The design is characterized by an iconic geometric architecture of three cubes that evokes the features of traditional architecture and preserves its uniqueness. The structures will represent the unified commonality and mutual coexistence between the three religions whilst evoking the traditional architecture and retaining the individualism of each of the three faiths.
Overseeing the development of this iconic project is inspiring and reflective of the UAE efforts in realising the values of the Document on Human Fraternity and fostering its lofty principles.
The structures will represent the unified commonality and mutual coexistence between the three religions while evoking the traditional architecture and retaining the individualism of each of the three faiths.
Once complete, the final design of the three buildings will ensure there are enough spaces that offer their visitors real peace of mind and soul within an atmosphere in which a spirit of intimacy prevails.
In addition, the complex will offer a variety of daily programmes and activities and will host international conferences and world summits that promote harmonious coexistence within communities.