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Architecture of Religion: 5 Best Buildings of Worship Architecture of Religion: 5 Best Buildings of Worship

Architecture of Religion: 5 Best Buildings of Worship

by Jenna McKnight
March 15, 2013


Voting for Architizer's A+ Public Choice Winners is plowing ahead across categories! Today we’re throwing the spotlight on contemporary religious buildings. Since the dawn of the built environment, structures reserved for religious functions have shaped the development of architecture. From the Egyptian temples at Luxor to Gothic cathedrals, religious structures have dominated the list of canonical buildings. Our five contemporary finalists below range from woodland chapels to ritual bathing facilities, all united in their supporting role for religious worship.

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Mikve
Pascal Arquitectos
Mexico City, Mexico


De La Piedra Chapel
Nómena Arquitectos
Peru


Capilla del Lago
Di Vece Arquitectos
Zamora, Mexico


Garden Mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetery
HGA Architects
Minneapolis, United States


KISS

Z-A Studio
New York, United States


Hariri Memorial Garden

VDLA
Grand Serail, Lebanon


Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Leo A Daly
Saint Paul, Minnesota


Patio 29 Memorial

Memopolis
Santiago, Chile


Canadian Figherfighters Memorial

PLANT Architect
Ottawa, Canada


Cemetery Marker

Kariouk Associates

This post is part of the GOOD community's 50 Building Blocks of Citizenship—weekly steps to being an active, engaged global citizen. This week: Be An (Un)Simple Pilgrim. Follow along and join the conversation at good.is/citizenship and on Twitter at #goodcitizen.

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