Visualizing our future
In 2013, thanks to the European Union sponsored Leonardo Da Vinci Program, two interior design students from Spain, Maryluz Rodriguez and Soia Prego, spent a few months with the Cultural Association Ezekiel. Together they developed striking images depicting the expanded project. The dream became reality, at least on paper.
Rendering - The outside
The Facade is decorated with a low relief made of marble scraps; on the sides are figures of two seraphs who protect people entering the church created from the chiaroscuro of cubes with different dimensions.
The 161 ft. bell tower on the right has a rectangular base, measuring 41ftx41ft. From openings at the base visitors will access a staircase that brings them to a rooftop balcony offering a panoramic view of the church. The decoration is made by horizontal stripes in low relief fashioned from clay and marble scraps.
The parvis is surrounded by a sculpture park. Here, on large multi-level terraces are cylinders of various dimensions decorated with mosaic that serve as seats, vases and toys for kids. Sculpture trees holding lamps will guide visitors along a sensory path of sounds and aromas. At the center, a small temple will be placed from which one can access to the church. White trees will separate the temple and the section dedicated to Hell from the one depicting Paradise.
The Multi-functional Center for the Arts will occupy the parking lot on the right side of the church and provide access to the wood sculpture and to the sensory path.
The Sensory Park will be built along a path following the perimeter of the church and will lead the visitor among the sculpture trees in an enchanted wood, filled with sculpture benches and cylinders functioning as tables, toys and vases.
Rendering - The inside
Floor mosaics inside will depict the tree of the Three Theological Virtues, the Cardinal Virtues, the Seven Gifts and the Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit and will cover 3230 sq ft. To provide a panoramic view, there will be transparent benches (glass or plexiglass). A new altar will take the shape of an embrace. In this central part, there will be a place to kneel.
A walkway will offer a panoramic view of the floor mosaic. Flanking the entrance, two sculpture trees will support a pair of spiral staircases leading to a walkway, 22 ft long, 6.6 ft wide, rising 15 ft above floor level.