A place for contemplation away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The architectural design plan is designed by TJAD. The new church is composed of three parts: a large chapel, a small chapel, and an auxiliary building. The cross is selected as the symbol to strengthen the sacred character of the church building, and adopts the biblical symbol the perfect number “seven” reveals the perfection of Christ to the world.
| 以现代手法构筑宗教灵魂 |
Constructing the Religious Soul with Modern Methods
This multi-functional and modern Christian church located at the junction of Meizhou Road and Huaniao Road in Chengqiao Town, Chongming District will be displayed in front of us, as the center of Chongming District Christian Church. It will continue to provide religious services to the believers in Chongming District, and make new contributions to the construction of Chongming’s world-class ecological island.
Church buildings cannot be completely separated from the characteristics of religious buildings, and some traditional elements of religious buildings must be preserved; they must be combined with the local landscape, adapted to local conditions, and integrated into the overall planning of the surrounding environment, so as to stand out in harmony rather than in opposition.
The design of the church takes into account the blending of Chinese and Western cultures, so it boldly adopts modern architectural language to design the façade, and sets up a new interpretation method for the church design in mainland China, and uses a new method to honor religious beliefs.
| 以结构力量增添神圣性 |
Add Sanctity with Structural Power
The use of minimal facade materials removes traditional Christian decoration and aesthetics. In addition to the protruding cross-structured glass skylight at the top, the church is wrapped in a pure white shell, and the resulting space bathed in light is a more profound and thought-provoking place of faith.
Chongzhu Church represents the duality of architecture, that is, the duality of all existences – virtual and real, light and dark, movement and stillness.
The coexisting differences make the church stripped of all decorations, leaving a pure and unadorned space. The intersection of light and substance highlights the spiritual and mundane consciousness within people.
| 与光影共生的纯净空间 |
A Pure Space Coexisting with Light and Shadow
The interior design of Chongzhu Church emphasizes the use of “light”. No matter day or night, lighting and natural light complement each other, giving people a kind of spiritual shock.
The main chapel and the secondary chapel respectively incorporate the cross element into the roof design in different forms, and the bright sky light penetrates through it.