Architecture | Urban Design |
TAB - Daniel Bonilla
Fabio Palomino - Alex Roa - Isabel Villegas - Isabel Saffon
The contest raised a huge challenge; the initial premise was to localize a chapel, a sacred place, in the middle of a shopping complex. Therefore, the objective we set was to project a chapel that was much more than a chapel. We proposed an icon that complemented the surrounding public space. The chapel was raised as a freestanding element within the central space, an organic form that allows the space to flow around; where all the facades of the chapel are major and balanced.
The chapel was conceived as a continuous spiral, which was born in the tabernacle (the holy ) and developed, building the nave , the ambulatory , the atrium , and finally the parish office. It was conceived as an elementary form but the iconic symbol was to embrace the community.
The church is design as a continuous path which is reflected in the form of a spiral.
Wood pieces to create
the wall's perforations
Wood pieces to create the wall’s perforations
Perforated concrete wall
1. Perforated concrete wall
2. Thermal insulation
3. Internal Perforated concrete wall
4. Wood formwork
5. Metalic formwork
6. Metalic support to inclinate formwork
The materiality proposed was perforated concrete walls; creating a visual effects that reflected the Cristo Misericordioso’s imaginary. To achieve this goal, we proposed to empty the concrete, using wood pieces, which were removed after, leaving the voids.