The Loop Cathedral for Vienna, Austria designed by Chi Wai Chan examines various notions and typology of a religious building bringing it closer to contemporary requirements and sensibilities.
This superficiality rather than spirituality becomes the main agent for the explorations. The iconograpic typology of a Gothic Cathedral was disseminated with formal elements of a tower and base to remain. Animated formal attributes and surface tessellations reinstitute the ornamental and decorative affect of a Gothic Cathedral. The cathedral as an institution exists only in excess.
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