Area: 200 m2
Seat capacity: 120 persons
Location: Dunaharaszti, Hungary
Stage: Concept design
By our intentions the structure and the natural light are defining our new building, design based on the "Freeform Buildings" construction system.
The volume is based on the "catenary" curve of the cross sections and the slightly projecting roof above the entrance and the toward pointed corner at the altar side.
The shape is defined by the multi curved, internal celled structure, which is a permanent form-work of the reinforced concrete sheet. The inner cells are fulfilled by mineral wool, the covering materials of the multi-curved concrete slab are plastering and natural stone slates.
The light path in the internal space: we are positioning three types of windows: roof skylight above the altar, side windows on the external wall of the central space and rose window above the entrance. In the morning and toward noon the altar space and the altar wall are illuminated. In the afternoon the central space is exposed by a general light, provided by the sandblasted glass windows. At late afternoon and evening the rose window is filtering the sunlight, passing the entire internal space and enlightening the altar wall and the crucifix.
The project is prepared for the design competition by the St. Emeric Parish from Dunaharaszti, Hungary.
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