Zhuting Church

Zhuzhou
Site Location
Zeichnung © Pu Miao
First Floor Plan
Zeichnung © Pu Miao
Between the bamboo fence and the wall, the entering path leads to the main entrance.
Foto © Pu Miao
A bridge before the main entrance, under the bridge is a preserved water hole.
Foto © Pu Miao
A south-north view of the series of courtyards
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The bell tower and the east exterior of the Church
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The door of the church and the forecourt, the opening on the right leads to the series of courtyards.
Foto © Pu Miao
Interior of the Church, second floor contains lodging rooms, with space under for communal dining.
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The “gate” leading toward the exterior altar and the diagonal wall separating the worship space from the foyer.
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The “gate” leading toward the exterior altar
Foto © Pu Miao
Architekten
Pu Miao 缪朴
Standort
Zhuting, Zhuzhou, Zhuzhou
Jahr
2002
Bauherrschaft
Zhuting Church
Team
Pu Miao
Engineering
Zhuzhou County Architectural Design Institute, Hunan Province

Located next to a mountain path, this rural church responds to its narrow site with a zigzag spatial sequence that generates the much needed transitional space from the profane to the sacred. Inside, a unique sacred space is created through pairing the chapel with an outdoor space which contains the altar. The volunteering architect adopted the form and material of local farm buildings to facilitate users’ participation in the design and construction process. These measures not only contributed to the completion of the project within a tight budget, but also could be seen as an experiment on the localization of Modernism in a developing country.  

Publication 
Time+Architecture (China, 4/2007)

Dazugehörige Projekte

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  • Sagiareal, Greppen LU
    mavo gmbh
  • Progressiver Reinraumausbau
    Lindner Group
  • Büro Allmendstrasse
    BFB Architekten AG

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