Church in Diagonal Mar / ERITHACUS


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  • Architects: ERITHACUS
  • Location: Carrer de Ramon Turró, 324, Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects: Guillermo Maluenda, Tomás Ivars
  • Area: 2115.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Joan Guillamat, Pere Planells
  • Quantity Surveyor: Josep Armenter
  • Collaborating Architects: Thomas Wissing, Fabio Bagnara
  • Engineering: Sala Consultors S.L.,Margal
  • Builder: URCOTEX I S.L.

© Joan Guillamat

© Joan Guillamat

From the architect. The radial floor falls naturally in the site converging towards the presbytery, as a point of isolation and in the direction north southbound opening to the chamfer, the street and symbolically to the whole neighborhood…


© Joan Guillamat

© Joan Guillamat

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

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© Joan Guillamat

The rose window which presides as a great overhang in the main front is a steel corten area of 120m2 which with”the word”die cast and retro-illuminated announces the Gospel message to the city.


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© Joan Guillamat

The facades of concrete, in order to get an indoor environment of seclusion, are articulated through planes of orientation and different heights and accommodate various bas-reliefs typical of Christian symbolism that invites meditation, like on the pilgrim and enduring character of the Church.


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© Joan Guillamat

The nave and presbytery receive natural illumination” from above” by prismatic skylights oriented northwards, which in turn promotes energy savings.


Section and Details

Section and Details

In counterpoint to the horizontality of the building is the slender bell tower of 28m high. It combines concrete, wood, steel cortén and copper.


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© Joan Guillamat

Elevation and Details

Elevation and Details

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© Joan Guillamat

It can be said that this church largely has been built up as it was done in the past, with a generous and selfless support of many faithful and excited people about the idea of making this the Church in this new neighborhood of Barcelona.


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© Joan Guillamat

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