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Church of the Major Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas Integral Renovation / Fernandez-Abascal + Muruzabal + Alonso and Barrientos + UP Arquitectos

  • 03:00 - 6 November, 2018
  • Curated by Danae Santibañez
Church of the Major Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas Integral Renovation / Fernandez-Abascal + Muruzabal + Alonso and Barrientos + UP Arquitectos
© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas + 18

  • Collaborators

    Carlos Alberto Gómez (architect); Ana Paz (architect); Enrique Campuzano (art historian)
  • Consultants

    Dynamis Estudio de Ingeniería, JG Asociados
  • Surveyors

    Ana Belén Santana, José Manuel Gómez Illa
  • Contractor

    UTE Rehabilitación iglesia de Comillas
  • Client

    Sociedad de Activos Inmobiliarios Campus Comillas, S.L.U
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 Church of the Major Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas Integral Renovation  / Fernandez-Abascal + Muruzabal + Alonso and Barrientos + UP Arquitectos, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

Text description provided by the architects. The project focuses on the integral renovation of the Church of the Major Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas. This intervention continues the strategy initiated years ago in the Seminar. 

© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

The church is the central element of this vast eclectic campus, which appears as a result of three imposed plans. Among them, the scheme of Lluís Domènech i Montaner is the more attractive one.

© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas
Plans
Plans
© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

It is characterized by a very clever manipulation of the spaces along the central axis, where the church is located, and the suggestive application of modernist ornamentation.

© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

The proposal proffers two types of overlapping interventions. 

© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

On the one hand, an almost invisible work of restoration comprising laborious structural reinforcements of walls and slabs; a systematic sealing of the envelope, concentrating mainly on the tiles; and a renewal of all the interior finishes including paintings on the vaults, ceilings, carpentry, stained glass and mosaics on the pavement. 

© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

A series of specific actions belong to the general approach, started in the phase one, that aims to improve both the performance and accessibility of the buildings. 

© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

A ramp, new openings, materialised through concrete lattices, manipulations of levels, a new lighting strategy, the recovery of the sacristy and a big transformation of the choir space revitalise the space and provide further autonomy to the church within the complex.

© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

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Elevations + Sections
Elevations + Sections

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© Javier Callejas

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© Javier Callejas

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Cite: " Church of the Major Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas Integral Renovation / Fernandez-Abascal + Muruzabal + Alonso and Barrientos + UP Arquitectos" [Recuperación integral de la Iglesia del Seminario Mayor de la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas / Fernandez-Abascal + Muruzabal + Alonso and Barrientos + UP Arquitectos] 06 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/905177/church-of-the-major-seminary-of-the-pontifical-university-of-comillas-integral-renovation-fernandez-abascal-plus-muruzabal-plus-alonso-and-barrientos-plus-up-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Javier Callejas

科米利亚斯主教大学神学院教堂内部修缮 / Fernandez-Abascal + Muruzabal + Alonso and Barrientos + UPArquitectos

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