Designed by Spain and Kuwait-based architectural firm AGi architects, Complejo Parroquial de La Ascensión del Señor is the phase 2 religious building proposed for a Catholic Church in Sevilla, Spain.
+ Architect’s statement by AGi architects
We propose a spiritual building based on two principles:
First of all, The Catholic Church mission since the last 2000 years, evangelical message diffusion and faith propagation.
The other principle would focus on adapting the building to the environment, a recently created neighborhood with some existing social conflicts.
This space will be able to deal with The Holly and Human dimensions, without devaluating the religious character but descending to the human scale.
The main space of the church will be prolonged visual and spatially in the main patio of the complex. The natural light will flood it all from the same patio North East orientated.
Central void will be strengthened so to call for users attention.
It will be seen as a massive volume reference for their inhabitants who will find it as an introspective place. In the other hand the building protects itself of frequent vandalism acts, so common on the surrounding public areas.
The roof unfolds as horizontal and sloped planes that sift the light qualifying different spaces.
We obtain thus the coherence between the Holly (God) and the human scale of every member of the assembly (man).
+ Project credits / data
Project Name: Complejo Parroquial de La Ascensión del Señor
Type: Religious | 1150 sqm
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Client: Archidiócesis de Sevilla
Architect: AGi architects | http://www.agi-architects.com
AGi architects Design Team: Dr. Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, Salvador Cejudo Ramos, Gwenola Kergall, Daniel Muñoz Medranda, Robert Varguese, Moyra Montoya Moyano
Consultants: Singek; Javier Drake Canela
+ About AGi architects
AGi architects is an international design firm providing comprehensive services in Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, Interior Design, Design Research and Consulting. An integration of skills allows the creation of places that provide lasting value for clients through distinctive and imaginative solutions.
AGi architects was established in 2005 by Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan.
AGi architects has introduced exceptional design, management and technical approaches to its projects in the Europe and the Middle East from its offices in the cities of Madrid and Kuwait. With a multidisciplinary staff of over 30 professionals including architects, planners, landscape architects, interior designers and other specialists, individual members of the design team can be carefully selected to reflect the necessary skills for the scope and scale of the project. Great emphasis is placed on continuity so that work is client driven rather than project centered. Clients work with architects they know and over time, the team is able to develop a thorough understanding of the clients’ business objectives and priorities and is able to make more effective contributions to their projects.