SITUATION: C/Japón, Sevilla. >>Open in GOOGLE MAPS
DATES: project (1997-1999), construction (2000-2001)
CLIENT: Archbishopric of Seville
ARCHITECT: José Antonio Carbajal Navarro
COLLABORATING ARCHITECTS: Nicolás Carbajal Ballell and Rodrigo Carbajal Ballell
BUILDING SURVEYOR: Roberto Alés Méndez
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Francisco Duarte Jiménez
PHOTOGRAPHY: Fernando Alda
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The church, a patio behind it and the parochial rooms placed in the perimeter form, in essence, the prototype of parish center that the Archbishopric has been building in Seville. In fact, this organization has been easily adapted to different places or conditions as it allows numerous variations and interpretations.
Due to economical aspects these constructions use to be built in two phases, temple and parochial rooms, giving priority to the needs of the community.
This time, parochial spaces were built before the church because the site was in the East district of Seville, a new neighbourhood with a lack of facilities. Therefore in the first phase of construction were built the patio, the attention offices for the parishioners, the training and catechesis classrooms, the assembly room that can host religious ceremonies and the house for the parish priest. Perhaps, the patio is the most singular space of the project. Light, shadows, the closeness of water transform this interior garden into a meeting place for the community.
In the second phase, the temple will define the south side of the building. A rectangular church where the hierarchical character that normally follows the longitudinal axis will be moved to the other one, improving this space as a meeting or assembly hall. So the visitor will find an atrium, an aisle with two chapels, Sagrario and Baptismal, one on each side, and finally will arrive to the chancel over the nave. There will be the altar, in a central position to be surrounded by the community.
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