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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, SHRINE & PARISH, FT. WAYNE, IN
VESSEL OF HONOR
competition submission2000

This Catholic worship environment for seven hundred and pilgrimage site was designed to sit, monumentally, amongst the rolling fields and hills of Northern Indiana. A filigree cube wrapped in translucent glass floats upon an elevated lake. Inside the primary chamber a ramp spirals up to the level of the shrine of our Lady which hovers between earth and sky beneath the great stainless dome.

From the ground plane a pilgrimage or holy way staircase ascends dramatically to the shrines elevated piazza. The shrines primary focus a 20 foot high statue of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

At the level of the lake a glass gathering room connects directly to the worship chamber via a monumental stair. Beneath the lake, centered around the courtyard open to the sky are all the functions of parish life, rectory, meeting center and convent.

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