Learning new technology, people change the space around him, at the same time upgrading the material trappings of religion — the building of churches and temples. Such changes affect the Orthodox environment, where increasingly hear the question of "modernizing" the Church building traditions of the temples. Catholics, on the contrary, trying to take control of this process — not so long ago the Vatican has officially stated: "the Modern Catholic churches resemble museums and are built more with a view to a reward for design than to serve the Lord...". The work of Western architects do often awarded in various competitions and awards, some of them later get wide acclaim and become architectural symbols of the cities.
We present you photos of modern churches, built with elements of modernism and style "future" tech.
Protestant Crystal Cathedral (Crystal Cathedral) in garden grove, orange County, California, USA. This is the most famous example of the style high-tech, involving straight lines in design and the glass with metal as the main material. The temple was constructed of 10,000 rectangular glass blocks, bonded with silicone adhesive, and its design, according to architects, the most reliable.
The Church can accommodate up to 2,900 members. Located inside the Crystal Cathedral organ is truly wonderful. Driven with five keyboards, this is one of the largest organs in the world.
Much like the Crystal Cathedral, the Church of Light from Light (eng. Cathedral of Christ the Light) — Catholic Church in Oakland, USA. The Church is the Cathedral of the diocese of Auckland, as well as the first Christian Cathedral built in the twenty-first century. The temple is widely discussed in the American press – due to significant construction costs, but also because of the surrounding garden, which is dedicated to the victims of sexual abuse by priests.
The interior of the Church the Light from the Light.
The Cathedral of Christ the King (eng. Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King), better known as Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (eng. Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) is the main Catholic Church in Liverpool, UK. The building is an outstanding example of architecture of the second half of the twentieth century. Serves as the chair of the Archbishop of Liverpool, also acts as a parish Church.
Striking imagination and believers and atheists interior with ultramodern lighting.
Church of the Holy cross in Denmark, the impressive geometry of the building in a minimalist style and its location - almost in the middle of the field.
Built in the late 90s, the Catholic Church in the town of Evry (France) called the Church of the Resurrection. Note the floral decoration in green bushes located on the roof of the building.
The Church of Merciful Father God in Rome is a major social centre of the Italian capital. This futuristic building is specially located in one of the residential neighborhoods to its architectural "revive". As a building material was used precast concrete.
Hallgrimskirkja Lutheran Church in Reykjavik, capital of Iceland. It is the fourth tallest building in the entire country. The design of the Church was designed in 1937 by architect Hudiono Samuelson, and its construction took 38 years. Although the building was established long before the beginning of the expansion of high-tech in the world of architecture, in our view, a General view of the temple and its unusual shape make it a very interesting example of modernism. The Church is located in the heart of Reykjavík, visible from any part of the city, and its upper part is also used as a survey platform. The temple became one of the capital's main attractions.
In the centre of Strasbourg, the French built a modern Cathedral, which is still only "working" Folder name (folder). Consisting of a series of pleated arches of the building will be a highly original look as places to hold Catholic ceremonies, such as weddings.
The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church of St. Joseph was built in Chicago (USA) in 1956. Around the world is notable for its 13 Golden domes, which symbolize Jesus and the 12 apostles.
13. The Church of "Santo VOLTO" in Turin (Italy). The design of the new Church complex is part of the agenda for change provided in the General development plan of Turin from 1995
St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco is quite avant-garde building, but local architects call it "reasonable conservative option."
Minimalist Church of Light was built in 1989 according to the design of the famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando in a quiet residential area in the suburbs of Osaka, Japan. The inner space of the Church of Light visually divides the rays of light coming from a hole in the shape of a cross in one of the walls of the building.
In downtown Los Angeles Cathedral of our lady of the Angels. The Church serves the total Archdiocese, consisting of more than 5 million Catholics. It was in this Church the Archbishop holds the main mass.
The Church of the East in the Lebanese capital - Beirut. It consists of 2 parts: a bronze statue of the virgin Mary fifteen tons weight, is situated at an altitude of 650 meters above sea level, made in the Byzantine style. Inside the statue is a small chapel.
The second part of the Church of the East Cathedral of futuristic shapes of glass and concrete. This complex is a real Christian symbol in a somewhat unusual setting. It is also called "the Banner of Christianity in the middle East."
Unusual in form, content and General concept of the building is relatively newly built Catholic Church of Santa Monica. The temple is located an hour away from Madrid (Spain).
The interior of the Church of Santa Monica.
At the end of our review – a very nontraditional Church of the Trinity in a traditional and conservative Austrian capital Vienna. Church of the Holy Trinity (it. Kirche Zur Heiligsten Dreifaltigkeit) in Vienna, better known as the Temple Votruba, is located on mount St. Georgenberg (Sankt Georgenberg). Built in 1974, the Church belongs to the Roman Catholic Church. Due to the complete inconsistencies of the traditional Church forms the construction of the building, of course, met with considerable resistance from local residents.