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Dove of Peace / Sunlay Design

Dove of Peace / Sunlay Design

Beijing Sunlay Design Office designed a Protestant Church in Inner Mongolia that takes its inspiration from the land’s topography.  Set on top of a hill of Ordos, the scheme, entitled “Dove of Peace” gives its metaphor and poetry to the church by re-interpreting a contemporary and abstract silhouette of the bird carrying an olive branch.  Made of concrete and with the facades finished in white crepi,  the church’s form follows the adjacent curved road that crosses the site. “The dialogue between the outside and the inside space is emphasized by the play of shadows and light that creates complexity and depth in the reading of the space.”  Delicate streams of light reflect harmony and tranquility, providing the perfect atmosphere for prayer and contemplation.

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Ordos Protestant Church – Building Information

Location: Ordos, China Year of Design: 2009 Architect: Beijing Sunlay Architectural Design Co.Ltd. Type: Public and Mixed-use Client: Ordos City Planning Administration Bureau

Cite: Karen Cilento. "Dove of Peace / Sunlay Design" 11 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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