Located at Babyn Yar, the pop-up synagogue comprises a pair of 11-metre-high walls that unfold using a manual winch to reveal its decorative and detailed interiors.
As the building opens out, a roof pops up to shelter a wooden balcony and seating area inside that drop down from within its walls.
Babyn Yar Synagogue was designed by Manuel Herz Architects to mark the 80th anniversary of a massacre that took place at the site during the Holocaust.
The studio’s founder Manuel Herz said he did not want to create a sombre memorial and instead opted for a building that “creates a feeling of wonder and awe”.
“The pop-up book, when transformed into a building, with its transformative quality, and the collective ritual of opening and closing it, seemed to be the perfect leitmotif for the Babyn Yar Synagogue,” he told Dezeen.
The video is by Iwan Baan.