Location: Colina - Santiago, Chile
Building Area: 50.000 mt2
This project was designed as a harmonious complex consisting of a series of pure and clean volumes that spring to life and movement when light is shed on it. The geometry is mainly vertical and its sole decoration are the vitreaux that animate and fill the interior space with color. The temple and the esplanade are at the heart of the project and it is onto them that the Parish Church and its installations converge, as well as the Cultural Center.
The Sanctuary rises 2 mts above the esplanade, leaving a broad entrance that was designed to house an altar and where crowds can gather for masses that are held outdoors. The surrounding gardens are pleasing areas where pilgrims can rest in order to make their stay at the sanctuary more enjoyable.
The priests' quarters are connected to the main temple directly and to the remainder of the complex after passing through the gardens. This is a more reclusive place that leads to an interior cloister and a garden behind. Paths through the gardens meander toward the school and its amenities, such as the Auditorium and Gymnasium that are located near the entrance.
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