Inspired by designs from the traditional image of the house Churu (Lam Dong), located in a rich natural population with many blue, this project has created a local architectural look familiar. Church using iron frame materials, tiles and natural stones, surrounding the building are the wooden spokes and clear glass windows.
From Da Lat to Ka Don Church about 45 km to the south of the city. Ka Don Church is located in the Ka Don commune, Don Duong District, Lam Dong Province. Located on the plateau with a cool climate, beautiful mountainous landscape, Don Duong has much potential to develop green tourism, ecotourism and now have one more place for traveler to visit.
Architecture Of Ka Don Church
Architecture Of Ka Don Church on the idea of father mainstream parish, Priest Ngoc is a simple, less colorful, less decorated, rustic. Appreciate the natural beauty of the material, humility, harmony, but prominent among natural and cultural resources of the Chu Ru. As well as a master thesis of two students from Viet Nam in Germany – Architect Nguyen Tuan Dung and architect Vu Thi Thu Huong.
This is not only a masterpiece of architecture, unique in the use of materials, but also works great humane, by the main road into the church campus, courtyard and go inside the ceremony hall without fences, burrs sure, terraced… The design of the Ka Don Church was honored European Award of Sacred Architecture 2011 and was inaugurated after 4 years of construction.
Architecture is not high and no pointed tip like other religious buildings, the churches reminiscent space, texture traditional home of the peoples living on the southern strip of the Da Nhim river. Behind the hall bell tower is enough high but simple, to not be obscured and does not affect the space and overall landscape of the Church.
Churches have red-tiled like many other houses in Viet Nam. Walls and partitions using steel pillars and the long wooden spokes stick on the glass. Both sides of the church are roofed very wide, like the arms of a mother willing to protect, cuddling cubs … The Ka Don Church, where Ka Don people, especially ethnic minority people K’Ho and Chu Ru cultural exchanges, organizing festivals and prayer.
The meaning about architecture of Ka Don Church
Design of Ka Don church won the European Sacred Architecture 2011. Design Ka Don Church entitled “Return of Genius Loci” of the architects Vu Thi Thu Huong and Nguyen Tuan Dung has won the Award of Architecture Sacred European IV – 2011 (for the Master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation research design Sacred Architecture and Art). Encourage interest and research in the field of architecture in the Sacred from the University in order to improve the quality of art and spirituality in the process of developing of community service.
Place, Hometown Roofs, Roof God for a nation
Housing traditional Churu people, an ethnic group living in the Don Duong – Lam Dong. Inheriting the traditional platforms we create the future. Possessed desire hometown to beauty image of God house has been to create a transparent roof of the church, can touch the heart of God’s nature within imbued with national identity.
The transparency: The soul of the place
The transparency is defined through perceived interference and multiple layers of space. There is nothing more glorious creation of God, what exists on the land. That is all that we enjoy and can be offered to God. Glorious scenery: red soil, mountains stretches, sun, wind, the air, the moon and the stars are used as ornaments for the church. Along with tempo and rhythm of the column system and the “curtain” spokes wood, space in Church drenched natural. Church is not divided views of the surrounding landscape that is part of the scenery. The return of the soul!
The roof a Nation
Curtain transition from earthly space in the spiritual world is put together colonnade surrounded the holy room. Roof of Church low covered long as wants each person bowed to prepare the soul before entering the House of God. Put overstep the “curtain”, the room space and towering masses outside scenery intertwined, just a vast roof has been the protection of people. Here, large eaves, an outreach of the church, children can learn and play in both sunny and rainy season. Inside the building, roof shape resonance with tempo column adds sacredness of the holy space. Spatial organization focused epiphany and expand space Mass.
With the mobility of the catechism room, living room and porch versatile wide surround, Mass space can expand to welcome more than 3,000 people attended. The rhythm of columns of Church defined expansion space Mass from the sanctuary out of the boundaries of the eaves. Altar focus epiphany. Church no surrounds and no limit. The sacred ground! The hill is the House of God!