Church | 1,000 sq m
Competition Finalist - 2010
* Executed as Design Director for Rafael Viñoly Architects / Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects
The Nativity Church is located in the suburbs of Culiacan – one of Mexico’s worst affected cities in the ongoing war against organised crime. The project aims at becoming a symbol for a ‘new beginning’: located at the top of a prominent hill, the new building will symbolise the city’s ongoing struggle with violence and promising future of peace and prosperity for its inhabitants. Based on the principle of 3 intersecting volumes, the sculptural character of this proposal will feature prominently in the city’s skyline. These intersecting shapes also generate the opportunity to provide for a unique internal space suitable for prayer and spiritual reflection, with arresting internal heights of up to 20m delicately treated with natural light.