LA ASCENSIÓN DEL SEÑOR CHURCH

AGI ARCHITECTS

Photos courtesy of Miguel de Guzmán

LA ASCENSIÓN DEL SEÑOR CHURCH

AGI ARCHITECTSarchmarathonAGI ARCHITECTS
La Oficina 1608, Al Rai Industrial Area, Block 3, Street 13 P.O. Box 24066, Safat 13101, Kuwait
www.agi-architects.com
Category:
Religious Buildings
Project selected:
LA ASCENSIÓN DEL SEÑOR CHURCH
Location:
Seville, Spain
Year:
2013

From the beginning, we realized that the design of the church was not a formal exercise but it had to tackle many social issues not so associated to what the representation of a church is.
So we set out in this project the recovery of the social role of the Church.
One of the main elements of our design is the main entrance that invites to access into the parish center and creates a welcoming space that is embodied in the existing large central courtyard.
While the main entrance’s size is large to emphasize the character of welcoming, containment is pursued towards outside, with a more domestic and social and less dogmatic scale. Conceptually, a stone carpet is unfolded from the central courtyard to enter the main space of the church and, on the other hand, we have the folded roof with different levels and openings for the introduction of natural light inside, that structures spaces in relation to the liturgy requirements.
The plan of the church is divided into three worship’s areas: the main space of the church; baptismal font; and penitential chapel and sacristy, which are linked and interrelated with three open mixed used spaces.
We have chosen to implement economy and sustainability principles in the choice of materials and construction techniques used in this project, being this building extremely sensitive to the current economic circumstances and to the conditions of its end users.

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