Holy Redeemer Church by Fernando Menis. Faith & Form International Award for Religious Architecture & Art

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Design team
Babak Asadi, Juan Bercedo, María Berga, Roberto Delgado, Javier Espílez, Andrés Ferrer, Niels Heinrich, Yanira León, Joanna Makowska Czerska, Paula Manzano, Natalia Pyzio, Raúl Rivera, Gerardo Rodríguez, Esther Senís, Andreas Weihnacht, Julia Zasada.
Structure.- Juan José Gallardo.
Installations.- J. Oliver Oliva Alonso/ DUAL INGENIEROS, José Ángel Marrero/NUEVA TERRAIN, Fernando Javier Hernández/ PRISMA INGENIERO.
Quantity surveyor.- Rafael Hernández, Andrés Pedreño, Ruperto Santiago Hernández.
Bishopric of the Diocese of Tenerife.
Construcciones Carolina, Construcciones Ático (Mercedes Suárez, Francisco José Tejera), SOLVENTIA INGENIERÍA Y CONSTRUCCIÓN.
Site area.- 1,590 m².
Building area.- 1,050 m² (built building area 538 m² + built open space area: 512 m²).
Design Dates.- 2004 – 2005.
Construction dates.- 2005 – 2008 (Community Centre), 2020 (Church is completed), 2021 (Environment is scheduled for completion).
Award.- 23th June 2022.
La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.


Fernando Menis, (1951, Tenerife island, Spain). Throughout his 40-year professional career, Menis has achieved an architectural production that includes works of various scales and typologies, as well as long-term research projects. An expert in designing concert halls and auditoriums, he is internationally recognized and awarded for conceiving an innovative variable acoustics system for the CKK Jordanki Concert Hall (2015, Poland).

Notable completed projects, both independently and collaboratively, include the Church of the Holy Redeemer of Las Chumberas (2022), The Garden of El Tanque Art Centre (2022), CKK "Jordanki" Concert and Conventions Hall in Poland (2015), Plaza Bürchen in Switzerland (2015), Insular Athletics Stadium (2007), Magma Arte & Congresos (2007), Floating pool in the Spree River of Berlin (2004), and the Presidency of the Canary Islands Government in Tenerife (2000). Ongoing projects include the Adaptive Reuse of the Viera y Clavijo Cultural Park in Tenerife, Contemporary Art Museum Park Seo-Bo in Jeju, South Korea, Masterplan in Boa Vista of Cape Verde, Pájara Conventions and Concert Hall in Fuerteventura, Rehabilitation of the Cultural Centre in La Guancha, and Rehabilitation of the Teobaldo Power Performative Arts Hall in La Orotava.
Recipient of the Canary Islands Architecture Prize on 10 occasions, Fernando Menis has also been honoured with the Frate Sole International Prize for Sacred Architecture 2024, the European Award AHI for Intervention in the Built Heritage 2023, the Prize to the Best Cultural Building in Poland 2015 from the National Council of Architects of Poland, CEMEX Award for Universal Accessibility 2016, Taipei Design Award for Best Public Building 2016, Stone Award at the VIII International Stone Architecture Award 2005, and the Prize of the V Spanish Biennial of Architecture 1998, among others.
A PhD Architect from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, his works have been exhibited at several editions of the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Aedes Berlin Gallery, and the GA gallery in Tokyo. The Church of the Holy Redeemer project is part of the permanent collection at the MoMA Museum of Modern Art in New York while the CKK Jordanki project is part of the permanent collection at Krakow National Museum of Poland.




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