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dhb Architects
Mount Melleray


Mount Melleray is a functioning monastery of Cistercian monks. This project required the reordering of part of the monastery to provide a new accommodation wing for the monks. Until the advent of these new facilities, the monks, many of whom are elderly, lived scattered throughout the sprawling complex of mainly early 19th century buildings, with […]


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Enota
Ptuj Performance Center


The Dominican monastery in Ptuj boasts more than 800 years of history, which is, in various degrees of apparentness, expressed in its building structure. The Dominicans came to Ptuj in the early 13th century, when they were given a plot within the city walls, at the very edge of the west corner. Ptuj Performance Center […]


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Affonso Risi Architect
House of the Claretian Fathers


Thinking a home for priests by using extensively the possibilities of bricks: walls, structure, ceilings. Facilitating conditions for creative participation of the workers at the construction site. Revisiting old construction techniques seeking for new spaces. These were ideas that guided the design of Batatais. As in ancient monasteries, the building was organized around a central […]


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Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Coverage of archaeological ruins of the Abbey of St. Maurice


The abbey of Saint Maurice was built almost 1500 years ago. It is situated against a cliff in a section of the road between Geneva and the Simplon Pass. This particular site was likely to be chosen for its defensive position given by the cliff. However the planned fortification proved a failure due to rock […]


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Astoc Architects
Extension of Hamborn Abbey


It may come as a surprise to find a flourishing catholic monastery in the midst of an industrial city like Duisburg. The urban district of Hamborn is, however, rather different from the ones dominated by withering heavy industry. The site of the present St. Johann Abbey in Hamborn was already settled more than a thousand […]


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Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor
New Monastery for Cistercian Nuns


The project is situated on Tautra island in Trondheimsfjorden. It is a new monastery for 18 nuns, complete with a small church and all the facilities needed to make a living, as areas for production and so on. The original monastery was constructed over the ruins of a medieval Cistercian monastery. The clients are nuns […]


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