Resignification of community and religion. Saint John Paul II Church by Robert Gutowski Architects

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Design team
Author and principal designer.- Robert Gutowski. Designer team.- Ákos Boczkó, Gáspár Bollók, Barnabás Dely-Steindl, Hunor László Kovács, István Kövér, Attila Révai, Béla Ákos Szokolay.
Collaborators
Landscape design.- Attila Páll. Engineering.- Zoltán Klopka, András Lantos, Gáspár Sándor, Gellért Mérő, János Mészáros. Artworks.- Csaba Ozsvári, István Böjte Horváth.
Client
Székesfehérvár Diocese, Antal Spányi diocesan.
Dates
Architectural competition.- 2004. Design.- 2004-2007. Implementation.- 2007-2020. Official completion of the construction.- 2019. Consecration of church.- 28 April 2019.
Manufacturers
Facade cladding.- Rőben brick.  Flooring.- Polished concrete (Sampo Consulting). Interior lighting.- iGuzziniAllight.
Location
Páty, Hungary.
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Robert Gutowski. Robert Gutowski Architects

Robert Gutowski was born in Budapest, Hungary. He studied architecture at the Budapest University of Technology. He founded his studio in 2004 and has been practicing in a creative community.

The competence and expertise of Robert Gutowski Architects are reflected in the successful implementation of design tasks for particularly complex projects: they have references in projects built in complex and sensitive urban conditions or in a monumental, UNESCO World Heritage environment, as well as in smaller-scale interior design assignments.

He has participated architectural design competitions from the start of his career. In addition to their built projects, recognition of Robert Gutowski Architects was mainly due to their achievements in international design competitions. His office has won awards in Yekaterinburg, at the international design competition for the new concert hall of the Sverdlovsk State Philharmonic, in Helsinki, at the competition for the expansion of the Finnish National Museum, and in Mariazell, with the Korda Pilgrim House. His scheme submitted at the international competition for the design of the Shenzhen Opera House was shortlisted, where he was competing for the first prize with renowned architects such as Jean Nouvel, Steven Holl, Herzog & de Meuron or Kengo Kuma. 

The design and construction of the church in Páty, also awarded at an architectural design competition in 2004, provide the framework for his works of the past one and a half decades. The consecration of the Pope John Paul II Church in the spring of 2019 is also a celebration of his professional and community commitment.
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