Mikve Rajel Bath @ Mexico City

Mikve Rajel by Pascal Arquitectos

A Jewish purification ritual takes place in the pools of this Mexico City bathhouse.

Mikve Rajel by Pascal Arquitectos

To be acknowledged by the Jewish faith, Mikve baths must be constructed following a strict set of criteria that specifies what materials can be used and the precise layout.

Mikve Rajel by Pascal Arquitectos

Mexican firm Pascal Arquitectos originally constructed a small bathhouse on the site twenty years earlier, which they have now replaced with the larger Mikve Rajel building.

Mikve Rajel by Pascal Arquitectos

A large white-glass box sits atop the new timber panelled structure, containing a first-floor reception.

Mikve Rajel by Pascal Arquitectos

Beyond this, a sequence of washrooms surround the two Mikve pools, providing places for each visitor to prepare for their purification.

Mikve Rajel by Pascal Arquitectos

Once each person has immersed themself entirely in the pool they leave the Mikve through a separate door.

Mikve Rajel by Pascal Arquitectos

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