A large altarpiece of the Virgin and Child has presided for a few weeks now over the presbytery of the new diary chapel of the St Pius X North American Churchchapel that bears the name Mary, Mother of God and is dedicated to the Virgin.
The altarpiece, handcrafted in Spain by the GRANDA sacred art company, is part of the refurbishment project of this newly built church, which is located in the center of the city. commissioning has been carried out entirely by GRANDA. In addition to the altarpiece, he has also made the altar table, the ambo, the Stations of the Cross decorating the walls, the stained glass windows with Marian anagram, the tabernacle, the candlesticks, the altar cross, the Blessed Sacrament lamp and the pews..
To Projects Department de GRANDA was commissioned to take care not only of the decoration of the temple, but also of the design of the space with the purpose of create a suitable place for worship and of recollection. The starting point was a new and completely empty space. It had to be traditional in style but not too ornate.
GRANDA has opted for a general approach to the classic project but at the same time simple, not overloaded in excess. For this purpose, a general balance of forms and elements that accompany and reinforce the presbytery area with the central object of the altar, tabernacle and altarpiece has been used.
The six-sided presbytery with vaulting It has been decorated with wooden moldings on the corners and the vault has integrated coffers to cover the altarpiece.
To achieve better illumination and to give feeling of open spaceSeven blind windows with interior lighting are proposed instead of wall sconces.