Cathedral of Christ the Light

Oakland
Photo © Cesar Rubio, courtesy of SOM
Photo © Cesar Rubio, courtesy of SOM
Photo © John Blaustein, courtesy of SOM
Photo © Timothy Hursley, courtesy of SOM
Photo © Cesar Rubio, courtesy of SOM
Photo © Cesar Rubio, courtesy of SOM
Photo © Cesar Rubio, courtesy of SOM
Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Location
Oakland
Year
2008
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
1-5 Stories

Located in downtown Oakland, this house of worship offers a sense of solace, spiritual renewal, and respite. As its name suggests, the Cathedral of Christ the Light draws on the tradition of light as a sacred phenomenon. In consideration of the traditions of Bay Area architecture, the most elemental qualities of light, material, and form were used to create sacred space within an ethos of sustainability.

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