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

by Jenna McKnight

March 16, 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.

Like our roundup below? Make sure to vote for your favorite project over at the A+ Public Voting site!

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
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Architecture of Religion: 5 Best Buildings of Worship