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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Caitlin Mary
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-07T21:45:53Z
dc.date.available2013-03-07T21:45:53Z
dc.date.issued2012en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2083
dc.description.abstractThe design of churches is greatly influenced by the attitudes of the society for which they are built. Since the radical liturgical changes brought about as a result of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church has been struggling to find a new architecture to better express its Mass. Contemporary church architecture must respond to the liturgical needs of the Church, while also evoking a sense of sacredness within the space, so as to enhance the unique spiritual experience of the Catholic Mass. To establish the needs of the Catholic community today, this project reviews: the history of church architecture, the contemporary Catholic liturgy, and architectural techniques which can be utilised to inspire a sense of the sacred within a space. The research element of the project finds that multi-room designs are the best expression for the modern liturgy, and establishes six architectural techniques which can be used to encourage a spiritual reaction to a space. The design presents a way of creating Catholic churches which is radically different to the design standards currently being achieved in New Zealand. It exemplifies the aims of the Second Vatican Council; it requires active engagement with, and breathes new life into the Mass. It represents a new architecture for a new generation of Catholics.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectchurch architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjecthistory of Catholic church designen_NZ
dc.subjectCatholic liturgyen_NZ
dc.subjectVatican IIen_NZ
dc.titleSpiritual sanctuary : proposing a Catholic church in New Zealand in the post Vatican II eraen_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question: How can architecture be used, in the design of a Catholic church in post Vatican II New Zealand, to enhance the Catholic Mass, and the spiritual experience of the believers?en_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWilson, C. M. (2012). Spiritual sanctuary : proposing a Catholic church in New Zealand in the post Vatican II era. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2083en
unitec.pages92en_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalMcConchie, Graeme


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