Holy Rosary Complex is a Catholic education centre based in South Louisiana and designed by the New Orleans office of Trahan Architects.
Consisting of an oratory, religious education building and an administrative centre, the project aimed to study how the interplay of materials, form, function and light could result in the creation of a holy space. The design of the campus centres around the delineation of secular and sacred spaces, with the secular elements forming a frame around the courtyard housing the oratory. “Neither opulent nor austere, Holy Rosary Chapel presents a thoughtful meditation on sacred spaces and the spatial embodiment of spiritual experience,” explain the architects.
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