Archigroup MA: Inbo Catholic Church in Ulsan (South Korea)
Photos: Joonhwan Yoon
A work of the Seoul firm Archigroup MA, the Inbo Catholic Church was built on a small budget in Ulsan, in the southeast of South Korea. Presenting a chipped concrete finish and a pitched roof, it stands on the site of an old parish, of which the bell tower and the priest’s room have been preserved, within the new structure. The intention from the start was to raise a landmark for the town, the building is slightly elevated and a plaza has been created around it as a place for the public to congregate in, accessible from all directions via ramps and stairs. On the ground floor are the foyer, a classroom, and toilets, and upstairs are the priest’s room, an office, and the chapel, presided by the altar, which is lit from above and from the side.
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