David Closes updates the Convent de Sant Francesc

David Closes updates the Convent de Sant Francesc

David Closes updates the Convent de Sant Francesc

David Closes updates the Convent de Sant Francesc

Meanwhile in Spain, the eighteenth century Convent de Sant Francesc has been updated to better serve its community as a cultural hub, but also to keep the church from falling down. Architect David Closes started with a church in partial ruin: “the roof had sunk, the choir had disappeared, and the vaults of the nave and chapels had partially fallen.” So the architect has¬†made a series of distinct and contemporary¬†interventions¬†into the space to help preserve the church as a piece of the town’s history, ensuring that the church will continue to serve the town in a slightly less sacred capacity. The former church is already being utilized as a multipurpose space and auditorium, and further work on the church will add historic archives in former chapels.

Alex Dent

October 8, 2012 / By

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