Chabad of the Shore
Type: Mixed-Use Building
Location: Long Branch, New Jersey
Size: Approximately 35,000 sq. ft.
Shore Point Architecture designed the 24,000 sq. ft. Chabad of the Shore which is a component of a 52,000 sq. ft. mixed-use building which also includes 12,000 sq. ft. of retail on the ground floor and a 16,000 sq. ft. religious school on the upper floor. In response to a local ordinance which prohibits religious uses in excess of 20% of the building area on the ground floor, the new Shul was located on the second floor with the school on the floor above the Shul. The building, clad in limestone, was designed as a modern interpretation of a classical architectural style. The primary entrance to the Shul is located in a three-story domed rotunda with ceremonial monumental stairs leading up to the primary Sanctuary on the second level. A large, second floor roof terrace is located directly off the sanctuary to serve pre-function and assembly needs and provide congregants with ocean views.
* Designed in collaboration with Ramirez Architects