St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans Building, Architecture Images, Design
St Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans
New Religious Building in Louisiana design by EskewDumezRipple architects, USA
Jan 25, 2019
St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden, New Orleans
Location: 6666 Spanish Fort Boulevard, New Orleans, LA, USA
St. Pius X Catholic Church Chapel and Prayer Garden in New Orleans News
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)
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).
Photos © Will Crocker
Designed by EskewDumezRipple—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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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Address: 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
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