St. Mary's Church

Nanjing City, People's Republic of China

Soon to rise is a Catholic Church situated within a residential enclave that sits on a 2,531 square meter lot.  With a total floor area of 1,497 square meters, the main church has a seating capacity of 416.  Its ancillary structures include a two-storey rectory, a multipurpose hall, a parish office and living quarters.  It is a landmark structure enhanced by a large open park, a retail component and a pre-school development. The architecture is modern with maximum use of decorative stained glass and its tiered roofing.  Wide windows and door openings welcome natural lighting and cross ventilation due to its East-West orientation. The detached towering belfry is located just a few meters away from the main structure.