Ramalde Church

Year: 2000 - 2002
Local: rua da igreja de Ramalde, Porto
Intervention: equipment

The church defines by its semi-circular shape a continuous exterior reading, observed from any surrounding street. It is symbolically marked by a slender, triangulated tower, raised like the other bodies in sandstone brick, but topped  with a sharp zinc edge.

It relates with the Parish Services/Activities volume, this one with parallelepiped shapes, separated by a water mirror, the Tower and the Baptistery.

It was considered in a meeting of Bishops, the Church that responds rigorously to the fundamental liturgical rules.

A beautiful exterior tile panel by the painter Rogério Ribeiro complements and enriches the Church and the site.

Architecture: Vasco Morais Soares, Duarte Morais Soares