To make a church in the neighbourhood of the Macarena in Seville, a city full of light.
To make a space to gather together for prayer, a holy place. Full of light and shadow, quiet and peace.
The site is a small triangle with a single party wall upon which we projected the maximum volume permitted. The triangular plan causes it to resemble a prow, emerging from the simple white volume and expressive of the building’s unique character.
Outside, the emphatic planes delimit a white prism that seems to advance. Inside, the meeting halls on the first level, in a rectangular floor plane, are hanging boxes that allow double height openings to appear through which light flows from on high. The central nave of the church is a diagonal space with a triangular floor plan, in which the light entering through the prow creates a strong focal point.
On the roof, like a box open to the sky, high walls are raised that help give greater dimension to the general volume.
A very simple white church, full of light and shadow, and quiet and peace.