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St. Xavier’S Church
St. Xavier’S Church
St. Xavier’S Church
St. Xavier’S Church
St. Xavier’S Church
St. Xavier’S Church

Location: Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

Project Work Status: Completed Projects

Cost: 1,30,000

Area: 312 Sqm

Client: Roman Catholic Community Of Kolhapur

Project Duration: 1974 - 1975

Principal Designer/s: Shirish Beri
Name of Contractor: R. C. Shinde, Kolhapur

The design of the church is a simple, evoking and organic and morph genetic quality evoking the symbolism of man's ascending journey toward a higher level of existence. The plan incorporates open arms, which suggest a gesture of welcome. Large doors connect a large verandah with the main hall, creating a large space for special functions, extending to a capacity of about 450 parishioners. The open arms or the sidewalls converge behind the santury into a pergola, which reflects the priest's voice towards the laity. From the entrance, the lighted cross made of glass bricks, is visible against the parabolic walls behind the sanctuary. A translucent fiberglass roof over the sanctuary further emphasizes it.
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