CHURCH PAVILION, SAINT JOHN'S ABBEY
Status: Construction Completed 2007
Location: Collegeville, Minnesota
Client: Saint John's Abbey
Size: 29,675 SF
Marcel Breuer’s Abbey Church complex included an Upper and Lower Church and monastic Chapter House. The new 9,200 square foot project includes the renovation of the existing Chapter House, a new two-level lobby addition with a gallery space. The addition creates a new accessible entry and connection to the Upper Church. The new stair uses delicate lattice-like steel railings to bring light to the lower level of the addition. The project uses material and details to connect new and old – respectfully expanding on Breuer’s work.