Recently completed by Moravian architectural studio Atelier Štěpán, this contemporary rotunda is the home of the Church of St. Wenceslas in the Czech Republic’s Sazovice. The modern structure began as just a cylinder, as the circle has always been considered a divine symbol, and while referencing a rotunda from the 10th century, this design was born.
The volume looks as if sections of the walls were pulled out or pushed in, breaking up the surface, and creating places for windows.
On the inside, the window cutouts allow light to filter onto the walls softly. The minimalist interior offers up a calm and soothing environment for visitors.
The altar is organic in shape and made of a bronze shell that reflects light off of it. Simple wood and metal rod pews curve around the altar directing attention towards it.
Photos by Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice.