Ecclesial Centre – Serris (77) – France
Project carried out with Bontempi Architecture
Project: Ecclesial centre
Role: Architect / Urban planner
The project concerns the construction of an ecclesial complex called «Saint-Colomban» consisting of a 570-seat Church, a Presbytery and a Parish Center, located in the Commune of Serris, in the Business District of the ZAC de Pré De Claye .
For the church of Val d’Europe, it was a question of proposing a building of a simple dignity but proud of itself. A church made for people, meeting their spiritual needs, and welcoming them into a great community. The objective is to build a church resulting from the local but also universal architectural tradition. The nave is oriented on the East-West axis, the apse to the East lit by the first ray of sunshine of the day, symbol of the divine light illuminating the lives of people.
The building materials are stone, brick, wood, stone-tone coatings and the roofs are of natural slate. The wooden framework of the roof of the church will be visible from inside the nave. The buildings are designed according to the architectural characteristics specific to the local tradition of Ile-de-France, more particularly the department of Seine-et-Marne.