Al Sayde Church
Client: College Notre Dame-Sahel Alma
Collaborator: Charbel Eid
Location: Sahel Alma, Lebanon
Size: 75 m2
Lead Architect: Alexandre ZEIN
Design Team: Alain Matar, Rami El Khoury, Laura Matar, Elia Imad
The project consists of 14 strips reflecting the 14 stations of the sorrowful way of the Christ.
Each strip is twisted at the specific point reflecting the passion of the Christ at each station.
Those warped elements have an ascending movement towards Heaven, symbolizing the transfer from Darkness to Light allowing the natural light to cast into the church in an ascending path. The Shape of the chapel is taken form the (Holy Spirit) pigeon wings during the ascending motion. Allowing a divine protection mood for the visitors/believers.