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The Neulsam Church Embodies Contemporary Design as a Concrete Monolith

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: archdaily
When you read the word "church," you probably picture something that looks quite different to the Neulsam Church. Erected in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, this striking 21st-centry sanctuary certainly impresses with its scale and its monumental walls, seeming to channel the spirit of medieval and renaissance cathedrals with an industrial age execution.

Built by Lee Eunseok and K.O.M.A, this impressive structure was intended to be fairly simple in style, and if you look at how large it is, the building indeed doesn't possess as much detail as it might have. The noteworthy features of this place of worship are the protruding rectangular bell tower and the subtle curve to one of its facades. Behind its bulky concrete walls, the Neulsam Church houses enormous space for a large congregation, seated in an amphitheatre-like chapel. Stats for Massive Modern Sanctuaries Trending: This Year & Buzzing
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