A new Miami Catholic chapel has a remarkable design.
Churches and religious chapels are usually associated with traditional and rustic architecture. Well, that may be changing in the near future.
The design practice, FREE has won a competition, which landed them the rights to plan and design the ‘Miami Chapel’. Serving as a modern congregation area for the Catholic community in the city, the structure is supposed to be a ‘representative building’, dedicated to the Mexican Virgin Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The design firm decided to also incorporate other Latin American Virgins 27 of them in total. The building’s height and main shape represent Our Lady of Guadalupe’s image while the 27 other virgins are represented by the same amount of creases that fully encompass the Lady’s figure.
They serve as 27 smaller sanctuaries, which are designed to resemble the pleats of the Lady’s cloth. The main area is the congregation space, which is naturally illuminated by a roof light.
How do you like the church design?