Calvary Church, Prague

 

The tower of the church works as a sign of direction. Together with the building it creates a dominant landmark.  The entry is emphasized by the character of the space. When entering stations of the cross are visible on the walls, which evoke sacral character of the space. Due to the form of the walls only windows are visible when leaving the church evoking profane space. Complexity of the entrance is a symbolic reference to the biblical stations of the cross. The main part of the church is illuminated with diffuse light, the sacral area is illuminated with direct light as well. The community center serves as a complementary function to the church. The pastorate is connected with the community center via the communication atrium.

 

Location / Prague, Czech Republic

Year / 2017 – 2018

Status / Idea

Calvary Church, Prague

The tower of the church works as a sign of direction. Together with the building it creates a dominant landmark.  The entry is emphasized by the character of the space. When entering stations of the cross are visible on the walls, which evoke sacral character of the space. Due to the form of the walls only windows are visible when leaving the church evoking profane space. Complexity of the entrance is a symbolic reference to the biblical stations of the cross. The main part of the church is illuminated with diffuse light, the sacral area is illuminated with direct light as well. The community center serves as a complementary function to the church. The pastorate is connected with the community center via the communication atrium.

 

Location / Prague, Czech Republic

Year / 2017 – 2018

Status / Idea