Open Heaven/Evangelize China Fellowship Church

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Other Architecture
Firm LocationTaipei, Taiwan
CompanyJJP Architects and Planners
Lead ArchitectJoshua J. Pan, FAIA
Design TeamChung-Tsai Huang, Steven B. J. Chen, Yuan-Pin Weng, Guan-Liang Liou, Rafael Martinez, Chun-Chang Tsai, Zac J. J. Siao, Yu-Ting Lin, Shih-Fang Huang,Chia-Ling Yang

The chapel is composed of three hyperbolical solid shells that naturally form two voids that are enclosed by transparent glass. Specifically, two primary shells compose the main chapel at the second floor. “…the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him” Matthew 3:16 Inspired on the biblical passage, the curvature of the gaps at the top of the shells follow the sun path to allow maximum natural light to penetrate into the interiors throughout the day, thereby producing a tangible manifestation of the “open heavens” passage.