AD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part V

Millions around the world will celebrate Christmas today. So we decided to feature our fifth selection of religious architecture, with five amazing churches from Croatia, New Zealand, Chile, and Germany. Check them all after the break.

Pope John Paul II Hall / Randić & Turato The Church of Our Lady of Trsat is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Croatia. According to the legend, angels transferred the Nazareth Tabernacle of the Holy Family to Trsat on 10 May 1291 where it remained until 1294 when angels transferred it to Loreto, Italy (read more…)

Waiuku Church / Jasmax The project involved the refurbishment and extension of an existing 1960’s ‘A-frame’ Church. The church space has been re-organised to increase seating capacity and a new lounge, kitchen, office and meeting rooms added. Design intent focused around the need to open the facility up more to the community, to create a building which is transparent and inviting to the public of Waiuku (read more…)

Church(ita) / Supersudaka Next to one of the city of Talca’s harshest ghettos –Villa Las Americas- this Church in Villa la Paz serves not only as a place for religious cult, but it also embraces a social agenda in terms of a community program. Because of the budget being extremely low only the Chapel could be built (read more…)

St. Benedikt Chapel / Kunze Seeholzer Standing isolated in a clearing in the middle of the park of the old Kolbermoor spinning mill is the Chapel of St. Benedict. Visitors enter the sacred space by passing through a tall entrance portal that contains the chapel`s small bell: the classic image of the church with its bell tower is not abandoned, but rather reinterpreted with a modern spirit (read more…)

Parish Church of St Luke the Evangelist / Roman Vukoja & Robert Kriznjak The Church Parish Complex has the intention to provide with its contents a new life quality to the New Zagreb part of the city, particularly Travno quarter. In the course of process of creating this project, a particular attention has been dedicated to sacrality as a universal architectural topic. The essential issue is that the church is not only a building but an “alive“ believers’ community – meeting point and a “house of prayer” (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part V" 24 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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