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Zhangjiagang Church – Zhangjiagang, China

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Location: Zhangjiagang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Architect: Büro Ziyu Zhuang/RSAA
Construction status: Not yet built

61,400 sqft basilica, with a ring of smaller buildings including prayer rooms, counselling spaces,  a cafeteria, library, museum and a smaller church. Interior lined with 2 cm thick metal plates, 18 cm apart. These fins create the appearance of different spaces depending on a person’s location within the church.

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Built

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