Church Building Designs – Religious Architecture

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Church Building Designs

Major Religious Architectural Projects from around the world

Church Building Design

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Religious Building Designs. e-architect cover completed Religious buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. We aim to select projects that are either of top quality or interesting or ideally both.

We have 4 pages of Religious Architecture selections.

Church Buildings : A-C

Church Building Designs : D-R (this page)

Church Architecture : S part 1

Church Architecture Designs : S part 2 + T-Z(this page)

Church Designs

Church Building Designs – latest key additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Martin Luther Kirche, Hainburg, Austria
Design: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Martin Luther Church Hainburg
photo © Duccio Malagamba

Martin Luther Kirche Hainburg – 16 Aug 2011
The architect donated the design for this church building to his hometown. In less than a year a protestant church was built in the centre of the Lower Austrian town Hainburg. The shape of the building is derived from that of a huge “table”, with its entire roof construction resting on the legs of the “table” – four steel columns. Another key element is the ceiling of the prayer room: its design language has been developed from the shape of the curved roof of a neighboring Romanesque ossuary – the geometry of this century-old building is translated into a form, in line with the times, via today’s digital instruments.

Puckapunyal Memorial Chapel, Australia
Design: BVN Architecture
Puckapunyal Memorial Chapel
photo : John Gollings

Puckapunyal Memorial Chapel – 4 May 2011
This new chapel building is a successful reinterpretation of a place of worship, reflecting the tradition of sacred spaces while meeting a challenging brief of accommodating multiple religious faiths in a sympathetic yet contemporary environment. The design philosophy was to extract physical space from within a 3 dimensional black zinc box with internal courtyards representing what has been extracted from the building. The experiences within this chapel building have been carefully considered physically, visually and emotively and underpinned by architectural values of light, space, colour, texture and surprise.

Knarvik church, Lindås, Norway
2010-
Knarvik church
image from architect
Knarvik church – 29 Jun 2010
This church building design holds an important position as a cultural provider and a communicator for the Christian message and community, on holidays and during every day. The church will be central for a safe childhood environment and at the same time be a platform for cultural development, arts and music in the community. The church building is placed carefully in the terrain and has dimensions that respect and blend harmoniously into the landscape’s vegetation, topography and that stress the space qualities.

Key Religious Building Projects, alphabetical:

Emmanuel College Chapel, UK
Christopher Wren, Architect
Emmanuel College Chapel
photo © AW

Emmanuel College Chapel
Fountains Abbey, England

Fountains Abbey
photograph © Adrian Welch
Fountains Abbey
Grundtvig Kirke, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jensen-Klint, Architect
Grundtvig Church
photograph © AW

Grundtvig Church
Hallgrimschurch, Reykjavik, Iceland
Gudjon Samuelsson architect
Hallgrimskirkja
photo © David Welch

Hallgrimschurch
Hatlehol Church, Norway
Cornelius + Vöge
Hatlehol Church
image from architect

Hatlehol Church Architecture Competition
Holy Rosary Church, Louisiana, USA
Trahan Architects
Holy Rosary Church
picture : Tim Hursley / The Arkansas Office

Holy Rosary Church
Iglesia Villa Maria, Chile
Enrique Browne Arquitectos
Casablanca Chapel
photograph : Guy Wenborne

Casablanca Chapel
Kaleva Church, Tampere, Finland
Reima and Raili Pietilä
Kaleva Church
image © Adrian Welch

Architecture Competition: 1959
La Estancia Chapel, Mexico
Bunker Arquitectura
Mexican chapel
photograph : Megs Inniss

Mexican chapel
Leaf Chapel, Yamanashi, Japan
klein dytham architecture
Leaf Chapel
image from architect

Leaf Chapel Japan
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, England
Giles Gilbert Scott, Architect
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
photo © AW

Liverpool Cathedral Building
Liverpool Catholic Cathedral, England
Frederick Gibberd, architect
Liverpool Catholic Cathedral
photo © Adrian Welch

Liverpool Catholic Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral, England

Manchester Cathedral
photograph © Adrian Welch
Manchester Churches
Mortensrud Church, Oslo, Norway
JSA
Mortensrud Church
image : Jensen & Skodvin Architects

Mortensrud Church

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Church Building Designs – No Images

Other Religious Building Developments – D-M, alphabetical:

Imatra church, Finland
1958
Alvar Aalto Architect

Kallio church, Kallio, Helsinki, Finland
1912
Lars Sonck

Kuopio Church, Finland

Juha Leiviskä

La Tourette Monastery, France
1957
Le Corbusier

MIT Chapel, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
1955
Eero Saarinen, Architect

Monastery, Novy Dvur, east of Prague, central Czech Republic
2004
John Pawson with Atelier Soukup

Myyrmäki Church, Finland

Juha Leiviskä

Nogales School Chapel, Colombia
2002
Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

Oshima Time Temple, Oshima, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
1993
Benson + Forsyth

Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles, USA
2000
Rafael Moneo Architects

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Religious Buildings

Church Building Design : article for e-architect by Trevor Tucker

The Cathedral Church of Saint Philip, Birmingham, England, UK
Cathedral Church of Saint Philip
photo © webbaviation

St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh

St Cuthbert’s Church Edinburgh

St Andrews Church Glasgow

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