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Paks, Organic Church by Imre Makovecz

This Catholic church in Paks was designed by Hungarian organic architect Imre Makovecz in 1988 and is constructed entirely of wood. The spires, with a sun, cross and crescent moon, the symbol of Islam, caused quite a furor in Paks when they were unveiled.

More information on the extensive work of Makovecz, who died in September 2011, can be found here http://www.makovecz.hu/main.html (look under Most Important Projects). For my gallery on the work of Makovecz, visit http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/makovecz.
PAKS, Holy Spirit Catholic church
PAKS, Holy Spirit Catholic church
Spire detail
Spire detail
Front door
Front door
Angel detail
Angel detail
Interior, full view
Interior, full view
Above the altar
Above the altar
Stained glass window, ceiling
Stained glass window, ceiling
Stained glass window, ceiling
Stained glass window, ceiling
Interior 'trees'
Interior 'trees'
Looking out
Looking out
Side room
Side room
Szent László
Szent László
Arched exit
Arched exit
Church rear
Church rear
Church side
Church side
Also a bellfry
Also a bellfry