New Apostolic Church / LOCALARCHITECTURE

New Apostolic Church / LOCALARCHITECTURE © Matthieu Gafsou + 16 © Matthieu Gafsou Text description provided by the architects. The extension of Lausanne’s New Apostolic Church was designed to draw out the existing building’s intrinsic qualities. We felt it was essential to follow the clear diagonal lines that underpin the organisation of its spaces and […]

Immanuel Church / Sauerbruch Hutton

Immanuel Church / Sauerbruch Hutton © Thomas Mayer AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 880.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2013 PhotographsPhotographs: Thomas Mayer ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project + 14 © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer Text description provided by the architects. The new Immanuel Church in Cologne is approached […]

Dezeen’s top 10 churches and chapels of 2019

We’re kicking off our review of 2019 with Dezeen’s top 10 churches and chapels, including a skyscraper church in Hong Kong and a log cabin in Germany, as well as religious buildings in Norway, Lebanon, South Korea and Mexico. Seliger Pater Rupert Mayer, Germany, by Meck Architekten  Built in the town of Poing, near Munich, the asymmetric […]

Our Lady of the Snows church combines Moravian and Innu influences

Woodford Sheppard Architecture has completed a minimal wooden church in a remote town in Labrador, Canada. Our Lady of the Snows is located in Sheshatshiu, a small isolated village with 1,300 residents located in Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador. The area is a settlement of indigenous people of Eastern Quebec and Labrador, known as the […]

Rocco Design Architects creates skyscraper church in Hong Kong

Wesleyan House Methodist International Church is a 21-storey high-rise church in Hong Kong, topped with a Sky Chapel with views across the city and its harbour. The building, which stands in a densely populated area of the city, is described by Hong Kong-based Rocco Design Architects as “a vertical skyscraper church”. The 11,000-square-metre church is situated on a […]

Prison inmates help build cracked-open Church of the Penitent Thief in Italy

The Church of the Penitent Thief in Bologna, Italy, is housed in a gabled white volume cleaved in two by a glazed crack and was built with the help of inmates of La Dozza prison. INOUTarchitettura, LADO architetti and LAMBER + LAMBER were part of the architecture team that designed the church. Called Chiesa del […]

The Church of the Penitent Thief / INOUTarchitettura + LADO architetti + LAMBER + LAMBER

The Church of the Penitent Thief / INOUTarchitettura + LADO architetti + LAMBER + LAMBER + 38 Text description provided by the architects. Initiated in 2010, the project for the new sacred space rises from a strongly participatory process shared with the whole community: a church that does not sacrifice its symbolic and evocative dimensions, […]

San Jorge Church / Tabuenca & Leache

San Jorge Church / Tabuenca & Leache © Pedro Pegenaute ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectTabuenca & Leache AreaArea of this architecture project 2746.24 m2 Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2008 + 25 © Jose Manuel Cutillas Text description provided by the architects. For this project, a church-building had to be designed […]

Gethsemane Lutheran Church / Olson Kundig

Gethsemane Lutheran Church / Olson Kundig © Benjamin Benschneider + 16 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectOlson Kundig AreaArea of this architecture project 64135.0 ft2 Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2012 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project -, Autodesk, Bombast, Chadhaus, Design Within Reach, Donghia, Komplot Designs, Peter David Studio […]

Observatory with suspended cross forms contemporary spire for South Korean church

Seoinn Design Group has designed a place of worship with a stone tower featuring a cross hanging over an observatory as a contemporary spire for the Saemoonan Church in South Korea. Saemoonan Church, which is oldest established protestant church in the country, is known as South Korea’s “mother church”. Seoinn Design Group designed the new […]

David Adjaye designs trio of multifaith temples in Abu Dhabi

David Adjaye has revealed visuals of The Abrahamic Family House, an interfaith complex in Abu Dhabi that will contain a church, mosque and synagogue. The three cubic temples are designed by Adjaye Associates to encourage “peaceful co-existence and acceptance” of the three Abrahamic faiths Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the UAE’s capital city. “I believe […]

Saemoonan Church / Seoinn Design Group + Lee Eunseok

Saemoonan Church / Seoinn Design Group + Lee Eunseok © Juneyoung Lim + 27 © Juneyoung Lim Text description provided by the architects. Saemoonan Church proposed four distinct church construction themes as basic guidelines; ① the historicity as the mother church of Korean protestant churches, ② the symbolism of doors open to heaven ③ the […]

St. Margaret’s Eltham Church / Atelier Wagner

St. Margaret’s Eltham Church / Atelier Wagner © Trevor Mein + 28 Architects Atelier Wagner Location Pitt St, Eltham VIC 3095, Australia Category Lead Architects David Wagner, Jacqui Wagner Design Team David Wagner, Jacqui Wagner, Natasha Wheatland, Jo Wheelahan Area 322.0 m2 Project Year 2015 Photographs Trevor Mein Manufacturers Loading… © Trevor Mein Text description […]

Lagares Church / FCC Arquitectura

Lagares Church / FCC Arquitectura © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG | + 57 Architects FCC Arquitectura Location Lagares, Felgueiras, Portugal Category Lead Architects Fernando Coelho, Ana Loureiro Project Team Fernando Coelho, Ana Loureiro, Sérgio Silva, Luís Vieira, Diana Teixeira Area 1615.0 m2 Project Year 2019 Manufacturers Loading… © Fernando Guerra | FG + […]

Helter skelter installed in Norwich Cathedral so visitors can admire its architecture up close

Norwich Cathedral in England has hired a helter skelter so visitors can get a better view of its ornamented roof before sliding down. The 16.7-metre-high fairground ride has been positioned in the nave so that its 12-metre-high viewing platform offers a good view of the medieval cathedral’s vaulted roof. Once they have seen the ceiling, […]

Meck Architekten designs asymmetric ceramic-clad church in Poing

The church of Seliger Pater Rupert Mayer in the town of Poing, near Munich in Germany, is topped with with a ceramic crown clad with 15,000 white, three-dimensional tiles. Munich studio Meck Architekten designed the rectangular church, which can accommodate 220 worshipers, to be a landmark in the growing town. The church dedicated to a German priest […]

Gensler designs Pavilion Notre-Dame as temporary worship space

International architecture firm Gensler has proposed creating a pavilion alongside Notre-Dame as a temporary place of worship following the fire, which destroyed the cathedral’s roof. Situated on the square in front of the cathedral, Pavillon Notre-Dame is designed to host church services and markets for residents and visitors while the 850-year-old cathedral is being restored. Notre-Dame’s […]

Christchurch and Parish Center Kehl / VON M

Christchurch and Parish Center Kehl / VON M © Zooey Braun + 17 © Zooey Braun Text description provided by the architects. The oldest church in Kehl should be established as the central location of the parish by expanding the administration into a multi-functional parish center through the construction of a new parish hall and […]

Berg Arbeidskirke Church / Borve Borchsenius Arkitekter

Berg Arbeidskirke Church / Borve Borchsenius Arkitekter © Vegard Giskehaug + 14 © Vegard Giskehaug Text description provided by the architects. The church is situated in an open landscape on a 2-hectare piece of land, between Berg school and Nevlunghavnveien. The different functions of the church are organized along the axis extended from the access […]

Blankpage Architects designs concrete church in Lebanon to complement 18th-century chapel

Blankpage Architects has built a church with a rooftop amphitheatre in Lebanon, being careful not to overshadow the historic chapel next door. The concrete Saint-Charbel Church is located in Zakrit, a small town over looking the Mediterranean Sea. The church sits alongside a small limestone-vaulted chapel, which was built in the 18th-century. Lebanese studio Blankpage […]

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