建筑师Marek Jan Štěpán在过去的30年里断断续续地提出了建造这座教堂的想法。然而，在1968年的轻松气氛中，他第一次提出了建造教堂的想法，并在50年后终于实现了。这座教堂是第一座献给出生在离教堂约1英里处的圣母玛丽-雷斯图塔的教堂。
Architect Marek Jan Štěpán has occupied himself with the idea of this church intermittently for the past 30 years. However, the intention to build a church first came up in the relaxed atmosphere of 1968 and was finally fulfilled after 50 years. It is the first church to be dedicated to beatified Marie Restituta who was born approximately 1 mile from its location.
A rectangular plateau is laid out on the plot that defines the sacred district. The church is located in the heart of the housing estate at the mouth of the Old scratch ravine. There are three basic masses on it – the church, the tower and the spiritual centre (designed by Zdeněk Bureš). The church has a circular floor plan. The circle is an age-long symbol of heaven and eternity (in contrast to the square, which refers to earth and transience). The heaven is reflected back in the colourful annular window that embraces the church just below the roof.
It might be said that the circle is floating above Lesná or, on a figurative, transcendental level, that the heaven is floating above Lesná. The circle is also very close to the contemporary perception of liturgy in church that represents the community of the Apostles and Jesus around the table during the Last Supper. The tabernacle is located in a tall apse illuminated from above that is situated on the left side of the church. The church wall is torn by a triangular opening at this point, which serves as a reference to the tear in the Jerusalem temple curtain. The interior of the church forms an inner universe. It is an organ for communication with God.
It is simple, composed, and collected. The visitor should feel safe, balanced, and undisturbed by the outside world, almost like in the mother’s womb. The soft and sleek lines of the structure form a disembodied inner space shaped by the light coming from the annular window above. Its purpose is to give indirect, soft daylight that does not cast hard shadows. The symbol of the covenant between God and His people – the rainbow – is depicted on this 80-meter-long window.
A circular rainbow is a phenomenon that can actually be observed from high altitudes, often from planes. The light is turned into an element that hints on something beyond the limits of material reality, something barely perceivable with our senses. The tower stands further from the church.
▽轴测空间分析图 Axonometrie of area
▽入口层平面图 Ground floor plan
Project: Church of Beatified Restituta
Studio: Atelier Štěpán
Author: Marek Jan Štěpán, principal architect
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Studio address: Kremličkova 2008/6a, 621 00 Brno-Řečkovice, Czech Republic
Co-author: Vanda Štěpánová, architect, František Brychta, architect, Jan Vodička, architect, Martin Kopecký, architect
Project location: Nezvalova street, Brno – Lesná
Project country: Czech Republic
Project year: 1991-93, 2013-17
Completion year: 2020
Built-up Area: 1220 m2
Usable Floor Area: 2350 m2
Plot size: 3000 m2
Client: Roman Catholic Parish of Brno-Lesná
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Client's website: www.farnostlesna.cz
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