Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
Located in a densely populated area of Northern Virginia, Redeemer Church truly is a sanctuary from the rush and crush of daily life outside. The large worship space has clean lines, good proportions, and a soaring ceiling, creating an enclosure that is at once calming and inspiring.
Designed by Peter Juanpere of Intec Group, the building was constructed with quality materials but lacked a bit of color and warmth ...until the pastor called in Dixon Studio.
The large stained glass windows surrounding the sanctuary were designed to work in concert with the contemporary architecture, making a bold statement without overpowering the space with heavy imagery. The whole front wall is one composition, from 60 ft. over the sanctuary to the far corners at floor level. On the back wall, high above the baptismal font, is an abstract depiction of the descent of the Holy Spirit.
The chapel, which is dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, allowed for a bit more defined imagery on a more intimate scale. Again, windows surround the altar area, and there are separate compositions in other devotional areas.
And, a couple of years after all the glass was completed, the studio was called back to create a Presider's Chair for the Main Sanctuary. It was a minor detail that made a major difference by completing the set of existing sanctuary furnishings.
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All photos by Rassi Borneo of TimeLine Media.
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