St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

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St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

New Religious Building in Louisiana, USA – design by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, architects

Jan 25, 2019

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden, New Orleans

Location: 6666 Spanish Fort Boulevard, New Orleans, LA, USA

Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

St. Pius X Catholic Church Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS PROJECT RECEIVES TOP HONORS IN NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS PROGRAM

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden Honored with National Award for Interior Architecture from the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

New Orleans – The St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden has been recognized as one of nine projects to receive this year’s top Interior Architecture Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

Photos © Will Crocker

Designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple—a New Orleans-based architecture, planning and interior design firm—the project was designed as a quiet refuge and intimate sanctuary for sacred reflection and contemplation and serves as a quiet, sculptural addition to the landscape.

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

The result is a delicately-placed, quiet counterpoint to the adjacent church, contrasting in scale but similar in form and material. The tall, angled shape of the chapel ties the building to its neighbor and creates a soaring space for worshippers within. The sculpted form is carefully carved on two sides and at the roof, allowing light to leak in from above the ceiling, along the floor, and adjacent to the sacred tabernacle.

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

The space’s power is enhanced by its simplicity—the sculpted volume of white planes is activated throughout the day as the sun washes across the surfaces from different angles. Even the Christian cross, adjacent to the tabernacle, is expressed by grazing light rather than an additional component in the space.

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

The project, which has earned several accolades and awards since its completion, will receive special recognition during the annual AIA National Convention, to be held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada in June.

Additional information about the project can be obtained via the following links and online resources:

https://www.aia.org/showcases/6094643-st-pius-adoration-chapel-and-prayer-garden
http://www.eskewdumezripple.com/projects/st-pius-chapel

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

About the AIA:
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing, as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans

The annual AIA Honors and Awards program celebrates the best contemporary architecture, interiors, and urban design projects regardless of budget, size, style, or type. Selected projects represent the range of outstanding work architects create and highlight the many ways buildings and spaces can improve our lives.

St. Pius X Catholic Church Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans
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Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects

Address: 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Phone: +1 504-282-3332




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