the light, ever changing throughout the day and through the seasons. andocreates an impression of emptiness that allows only for the surrounding of lightand stillness.every window slices seamlessly through the concrete walls, which have theappearance of being freestanding. ando had originally wanted the cross shapedwindows to be glass-less, so that the wind could enter the space adding atension to the area, however the clients insisted on some comfort.
thedominating cross also caused concern when it was realised that the pastor wouldneed to preach from the side of the cross, not directly in the centre, they wereconvinced however; and rightly so, its presence is paramount to the wholedesign. another unusual configuration is that once entering the place, the floor descends towards the cross, the seating, much like a theatre, is staggered to theend.