Abrahamic Faith House
Arabic: بيت العائلة الإبراهيمية
Designed by Sir David Adjaye, the three houses “captures the values” shared between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, and is named Imam Al-Tayeb Mosque, St. Francis Church, and the Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue, respectively. In addition, the complex will also host daily programs, activities, international conferences and world summits to “promote harmonious coexistence within communities.”
Located on Saadiyat Island – a cultural hub positioned off the coast of Abu Dhabi – the project incorporates three separate houses of worship for the three Abrahamic religions Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Saadiyat Island is home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a Jean Nouvel-designed art gallery that opened in 2017.
Other projects planned for the island include Foster + Partners' long-awaited Zayed National Museum and architect Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum scheduled to open in 2025.
The project was announced by Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, on Feb. 5, 2019 at a meeting of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity at the New York Public Library.
It was officially inaugurated on 16 February 2023 by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence.
The implementation of the project is supervised by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF).
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