Intervention on the Sant Ignatius Chapel in Santa Maria del Mar

Architects

G.Giacalone, M. Viladot, E. Aran

Location

Barcelona

Client

Curch of Santa Maria del Mar

Year

2016

State

Work finished

Memorandum

The current chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola in the Santa Maria del Mar is located in the same place where the saint used to ask charity in its passage through Barcelona.

The proposal consists of a minimalist but pastoral and patrimonially more risky intervention on the line of the new evangelization, in order to capture the attention and devotion of the pilgrims and visitors to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. The intention is to pass from an information space to a mystagogic one, which we believe is what the place is demanding, according to Ignatian spirituality.

The space incorporates a bronze sculpture of the saint lifesize begging sitting on a wooden bench at the same height as the pilgrim will sit. To complete the set, there is a movable altar for small celebrations and two holes in the wall incorporating other small Ignatian items.

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