CHURCH OF THE LIGHT

Bogota, Colombia | 1999

 

The Church of the Light is aligned with the equatorial sun and sunlight washes the perimeter circulation corridors and walls throughout the day. In time for 6pm mass, the sun will be aligned with the volumetric cross, lighting it from behind. The church is situated in a popular park. A large body of water creates an acoustic and physical barrier between the park and the building, while the surrounding landscape is manipulated to  ensure continuity of the park.