100 Walls Church in Cebu, Architecture in The Philippines, Building, Images
Church Buildings in The Philippines
New Religious Building in South East Asia ? design by CAZA, Architects
19 Mar 2017
New Church Buildings in The Philippines
Design: CAZA (Carlos Arnaiz Architects)
Location: Cebu, Philippines
CAZA (Carlos Arnaiz Architects) Designs 100 Walls Church in Cebu
100 WALLS CHURCH: CEBU, PHILIPPINES
Status: Built | Completion Date: 2013 | Photograph by Iwan Baan
In 2013, over one million people attended the momentous unveiling of CAZA’s 100 Walls Church in Cebu, dedicated to one of the patron saints of Philippines. Since then, CAZA has continued to evolve its designs for meditative spaces of worship around the world. Designing for a diverse mix of spiritual beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences, CAZA’s sacred spaces honor plurality in the practice of worship.
The design for the 100 Walls Church challenges what sacred spaces look like today. Within the church, no room is completely bound by four walls. Intentionally nebulous, each space oscillates from being partly contained to being loosely attached to something else. Each wall is placed in a singular direction so that the structure is completely opaque from one vantage and transparent from the opposite view. The church invites us to wander its grounds and discover sunken gardens, pockets of blue light, and an enigmatic profusion of talismanic walls. A multitude of doors and passages remind us that there are as many paths as there are lives, and that a sacred space today should draw out meaning in its inscrutability.
100 Walls Church in Cebu by CAZA
LA SALLE CHURCH: LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES
Status: Under Construction | Anticipated Completion Date: 2017 | Courtesy CAZA Architects
The design of the church plays with the idea of boundaries, between the lightness of the porous skin and the weight of the sanctuary. How do we go from being outside of a group to being within a faith" Thro...