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Comelade
September 26th, 2005, 05:45 PM
in 1995, Mario Botta carries out the cathedral of Resurrection in the heart of the new city of Évry,
whose administrative center is then in full reorganization.
"the cathedral is built with rules which are those of the HLM", Mario Botta declares,
which vilifies "transitory" materials of the modern city, glass especially,
with the profit of brick and of its decorative effects.

the building is an enormous cylinder truncated at its top, crowned by limes symbolic systems which modify the scale of it.
in the plan cruciform and arranged hierarchically of the Romance churches of Tessin,
the architect preferred the circular plan of the tradition.
byzantine, which gathers all the faithful ones in the same space.
The zenith light becomes it also generating of a clear, unified and accessible space.
The building before is very designed like a place of protection, meditation and silence in the chaos of the city.
"If it becomes a space where develops religious enthusiasm, so much better!" add Mario Botta.

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continuation of the visit of the cathedral
http://perrin.olivier.free.fr/Cathedrale%20Evry/index.html

ryan
September 26th, 2005, 06:40 PM
Evry, just south of Paris? My friend lives in a 17th century butcher shop there (they kept the sign, but don't do much butchering). Wierd place - hideous brutalist housing project, quaint old building, giant mall... pretty park along the seine. Kind of sums up the wierdness of france.

Comelade
September 26th, 2005, 06:53 PM
Evry, just south of Paris? My friend lives in a 17th century butcher shop there (they kept the sign, but don't do much butchering). Wierd place - hideous brutalist housing project, quaint old building, giant mall... pretty park along the seine. Kind of sums up the wierdness of france.

yes, Evry is in the south of the Paris area. the town of Evry is a city known as new in the years 1970.j' lives in the district of the cathedral.