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You need not necessarily be an orthodox believer and you don’t need to know the dogma of Christianity, yet despite this you can visit some of the churches in the Czech Republic. Why would you do so you ask? Because these are not unimaginative religious buildings, but luxurious gems representing the pinnacle of modern architecture.

Modern Czech church buildings

Mgr. Jana Höger
13.Apr 2017
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Kostel, Bukovany

They have been springing up like mushrooms recently. Churches which have set themselves the goal of enriching their visitors not only spiritually, but also providing them an unprecedented aesthetic experience.

 

Who is responsible for this luxury achievement?

Unique artists with an unprecedented creative spirit. In his work, Ludvík Kolek focuses in particular on religious projects. His invaluable contribution to modern architecture is his courage to remodel the traditional concept of a religious building into something postmodern and unique. For example, his work on the Church of St. Wenceslas and Saint Agnes of Bohemia in the form of a two-storey structure in the shape of a spiral with connected tower, or the Church of Divine Mercy and St. Faustina in Slavkovice in the Žďár region, where the virtue of mercy is composed into the symbolism of the building.

Marek Štěpán

Born in Brno, Marek Štěpán conceived one of his projects as peelings in the transition from the outer material world to the inner spiritual one. Individual layers of the transition are like degrees of silence. This is the case in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Ostrava - Zábřeh. As opposed to this, in Šumná, he works with geometric purity, simplicity and an early Christian ground plan. All of this is combined into a harmonious and luxurious whole of functionality.

Prodej exkluzivního domu, Praha-východ
Prodej exkluzivního domu, Praha-východ, Okolí Prahy

Zdeněk Fránek

He is a proponent of the Tadao Ando style, i.e. he works with primary materials (architectural concrete) and uncluttered geometry. We can for example see these design principles in the buildings of luxury churches for the Church of the Brethren in Litomyšl or in Černošice. Here, he combines church space with public space, social and intergenerational aspects. The building was designed to do all this, to act as a link, to provide a base.

Visit the buildings designed by the above-mentioned architects and feast your eyes on the beauty, spiritual luxury and draw new energy for your life.

 

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