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St. Antonio’s Church & St. Bartolomeu Social Center / JLCG Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 29 November, 2010
St. Antonio’s Church & St. Bartolomeu Social Center / JLCG Arquitectos
St. Antonio’s Church & St. Bartolomeu Social Center / JLCG Arquitectos, © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portalegre, Portugal
  • Architects

    João Luís Carrilho da Graça
  • Project Team

    Inês Lobo, João Maria Trindade, Flávio Barbini, Maria João Barbini, Luís Barros, Filipe Homem, Paula Miranda, Susana Rato, Pedro Ricciardi, João Manuel Alves, Inês Cortesão, Joanna Malitzki
  • Mechanical Installations

    AFA consultores de engenharia –Isabel Sarmento
  • Building Physics

    NATURALWORKS - Guilherme Carrilho da Graça
  • Trainees

    Andreia Salavessa, Julieta Cunha, Sandra Macieira
  • Graphic Modelling

    Nuno Pinto, João Rosário
  • Foundations And Structure

    AFA consultores de engenharia–António Adão da Fonseca
  • Water, Drainage And Gas Installations

    AFA consultores de engenharia - Paulo Silva
  • Area

    3050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Buildings should be simple and warm.

Seen from the outside, the building appears as an elementary volume formed by its white surfaces. The main space is defined by the spatial continuity that takes us from the street and swifts us to the quartz stone, left naked.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

First the entrance portico. Next the courtyard, with two ramps on both sides and the community centre sidewings. In the end, the church itself - unexpectedly transparent due to its glass walls

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

Another patio creates a stage setting for the church room, composed by the existing stone, air, zenithal lights, water and plants. An exterior space open to contemplation.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

The church’s assembly room is almost a square plan. The altar is also a square table. These static and centered forms allow us to feel, although being presided, that this celebration is performed by a group of willing people.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

The extreme simplicity of the space, the architectural form and all the objects design, create a sense of “freedom” where the main characters are the people and the events.

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Architecture must stage the minimum in the most intense way.

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Ancor Monzon · May 27, 2012

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afreund · November 30, 2010

Succeeds: facilitating basic religious funtions in a spectacularly non-religious atmosphere

Fails: at embodying any of the religion into the architecture itself

Rober · December 13, 2010 07:37 PM

Sick lecture.

up_today_arch · November 30, 2010

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