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Centre of John Paul II, Krakow, Poland

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The centre of John Paul II is dedicated to the life and works of Pope John Paul II. The Centre is intended as a votive offering, commemorating the pontificate of Karol Wojtyła.

The John Paul II centre is an architectural complex consisting of a church, the house of John Paul II (comprising a museum, an institute with a library, a chapel and oratory, and a conference centre) a retreat centre and volunteers training centre, a tower with viewing platform, an open-air amphitheatre, outdoor Way of the Cross, a footbridge, car parks and other facilities.

The Centre buildings are finished with natural materials commonly used in religious architecture. Façades are clad with limestone and clinker facing brick. The extensive roofing and roof drainage systems are made of copper.

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Building

Owner: 
Kuria Krakowska
Completion date: 
2016
Country: 
Poland
Zip code: 
30-610
City: 
Kraków
Street: 
ul. Totus Tuus 32
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Half round gutter
Roofs
Type of building: 
Churches, religious
Copper used: 
Classic
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
"Mikulski" Pracownia Architektoniczna Andrzej Mikulski
Address & description: 
ul. Czarnowiejska 103 /16 30-049 Kraków

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