Community Project, Bondi

The concept evolved from an understanding of the ancient origins of the Mikvah, or bath, which was traditionally carved out of stone in the earth. There are strict guidelines as to the size and shape of the bath itself, but otherwise the brief was simply to create a beautiful, uplifting, spiritual space where women would feel safe, calm and rejuvenated.

The conceptual base of a Mikvah should embody ideas of spirituality, earthiness and connection to nature. The experience should be that of arriving at a spiritual oasis.

The terracotta bowl represents the earth, cleansing, feeding and the offering of life. The softness of spaces and colours seeks to create a blurring of edges and melding of spaces. The interior aspires to quiet inspiration and introspective self-renewal. The building sits as a bold understatement in its context.

Location BondiYear In Progress

In the spirit of reconciliation MHNDU acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.