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The Church of Sant Francesc Convent Fuses the Traditional and Modern

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Jul 15, 2012 • References: davidcloses.wordpress and frameweb
The Church of Sant Francesc Convent by David Closes embraces modern design without letting go of its history. Embracing the 18th century church's state of deterioration, this renovation project restores the structure giving it new life.

Architect David Closes and his team infused the aging building with modern architectural elements including a main focal point gracing its facade. Constructed from steel and glass, this space-age element is perfectly juxtaposed against the church's original stone structure.

Adding an auditorium space and cultural center, this stunning structure marries the old with the new combining traditional and modern materials in a complimentary way. The Church of Sant Francesc Convent allows its visitors to relive the cathedral's past history while embracing its future.