Cruciform (by jamescharlick)
Singapore’s Blessed Sacrament Church was granted conservation status in 2005 because of the wonderful and unique architecture. The most iconic feature is the slate roof which is constructed in folds in the shape of a tent, symbolising the “tent of meeting” in the Old Testament. The roof appears to fall to the ground to wrap the interior, with portions touching the ground and resemble anchoring pegs.
Inside the roof has integrated slits of glass panels at the junctions where the four portions of the cruciform shape meet, creating a dramatic play of light and shadows, which visually draws the eye upwards and cleverly brings light into the building.
The timber ceiling panels create a warm atmosphere of solidity and strength within the worship hall.