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CATHOLIC CHURCH AT PALMAS DEL MAR

Humacao, Puerto Rico

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Located adjacent to the Executive Office Complex, the proposed church has a prominent location at the future intersection of two principal avenues within the Palmas del Mar Resort Complex.
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On the Northwest corner an eighty-foot tall bell tower rises above the rest of the structure to announce the church's presence from afar. One approaches the church from three sides: through a plaza garden space on the North side, from the parking areas on the East side, and from the lateral avenue on the West side. All three approaches converge on a covered entrance area which serves as a gathering space before and after the services.
Before entering the main sanctuary space, one passes under a low roof which serves as a transition from outside to inside. Within this space are two chapels and a confessional which serve as support spaces for the celebration of Mass. The nave itself has a sloped roof rising from 30 to 47 feet over the altar to emphasize the importance of its role in the liturgy of the mass. The crucifix and a large window behind the altar allow visuals of the forest adjacent to the site.
Before entering the main sanctuary space, one passes under a low roof which serves as a transition from outside to inside. Within this space are two chapels and a confessional which serve as support spaces for the celebration of Mass. The nave itself has a sloped roof rising from 30 to 47 feet over the altar to emphasize the importance of its role in the liturgy of the mass. The crucifix and a large window behind the altar allow visuals of the forest adjacent to the site.
Before entering the main sanctuary space, one passes under a low roof which serves as a transition from the outside to inside. Within this space are two chapels and the confessional which serve as support spaces for the celebration of the Mass. The nave itself has a sloped roof rising from 30 to 47 feet over the altar to emphasize the importance of its role in the liturgy of the mass. The crucifix and a large window behind the altar allow visuals of the forest adjacent to the site.
Before entering the main sanctuary space, one passes under a low roof which serves as a transition from the outside to inside. Within this space are two chapels and the confessional which serve as support spaces for the celebration of the Mass. The nave itself has a sloped roof rising from 30 to 47 feet over the altar to emphasize the importance of its role in the liturgy of the mass. The crucifix and a large window behind the altar allow visuals of the forest adjacent to the site.
Before entering the main sanctuary space, one passes under a low roof which serves as a transition from the outside to inside. Within this space are two chapels and the confessional which serve as support spaces for the celebration of the Mass. The nave itself has a sloped roof rising from 30 to 47 feet over the altar to emphasize the importance of its role in the liturgy of the mass. The crucifix and a large window behind the altar allow visuals of the forest adjacent to the site.
Before entering the main sanctuary space, one passes under a low roof which serves as a transition from the outside to inside. Within this space are two chapels and the confessional which serve as support spaces for the celebration of the Mass. The nave itself has a sloped roof rising from 30 to 47 feet over the altar to emphasize the importance of its role in the liturgy of the mass. The crucifix and a large window behind the altar allow visuals of the forest adjacent to the site.
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