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Church in a housing estate

 

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master’s thesis | Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology [CZ]

summer semester 2011/2012

Ing. Arch. Marek Štěpán

housing estate Nový Lískovec | Brno | Czech Republic

Roman Catholic Church with a capacity of 200 seats + a community center 

north sloping rocky hill between high rise prefabricated houses

 

 

square

 

acropolis

 

monastery

 

sacred precinct on rocky hill with public square and privat garden

 

buildings 

 

stone precinth 

/fortification

 

 

rocky hill 

 

direct

orientation

 

community

 

collective orientation

 

The aim was to design a roman catholic church in the housing estate Brno-Nový Lískovec with a capacity of 200 seats and a community center. The site for the church is a rocky hill between high rise prefabricated houses. This hill is sloping from the north, where the main road and a bus stop are located, to the south and the height difference is about 8 meters. This housing estate lacks a quality public space, so it’s improvement was a priority. The existing building is transformed into the community center and a new church building is added, creating public square . Public space is opening to the south towards view between houses on neighbouring hills. Main church space is arranged in semi-circular plan enclosed with circular presbytery. The main elevated space is enclosed by sacristy, adoration chapel, baptismal chapel and facilities. On the right side of the main entrance to the church is tower.

 

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