The new synagogue in Graz (architects Ingrid and Jörg Mayer) was built on the ruins of the old synagogue. The exterior of the building is determined by the basic geometric shapes, cube and sphere. The opening ceremony was held exactly 62 years after the destruction of the old synagogue by the National Socialists on November 9th, 1938. The old synagogue had been built in 1882 as Graz’s first synagogue.