Architecture of Religion: 5 Best Buildings of Worship
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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Mexico City, Mexico
De La Piedra Chapel
Capilla del Lago
Di Vece Arquitectos
Garden Mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis, United States
New York, United States
Hariri Memorial Garden
Grand Serail, Lebanon
Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Leo A Daly
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Patio 29 Memorial
Canadian Figherfighters Memorial
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