Igreja de Várzea – remake the inside
Photos by Fernando Guerra, FG+SG
The old church, built by the hands of the people for more than 30 years ago has been recovered, making it more functional, modern and wide, improving the acoustics and the comfort of space.
It was intended to build a new church within the old.
The church holds 500 people in a single body.
The first project outline is engraved on the door and portrays the mountain as a place of the manifestation of God.
The inside of the church alludes to the mountains, present in the Bible as meeting places with the divine.
Corrugated roof of a new skin in the inside, allowing the entry of light through many holes with unshaped form, reminiscent of water droplets.
The altar, the baptismal font, and the cross of Christ, were made by the sculptor Paulo Neves, who carved fingerprints in the pieces, giving a mystical identity to the space..