Friday, February 17, 2012

New VTS Chapel: Sketches and Models!

Last evening Virginia Seminary launched the public phase of our campaign to raise 13 million dollars for the construction of our new Chapel for the Ages (about 10 million dollars are already raised). Below are never-before-seen sketches and models of how the architects envision the new sacred structure (click the photos to enlarge them):


Above is the view from outside the campus, looking north-west from a vantage on Seminary Road. The new chapel is to the right, Aspinwall Hall is center, and the transformed Welcome Center is to the left.


Above is the view from the campus Grove. The new chapel is in the center of the sketch, with the Welcome Center to the right and the old campus Federal House to the left.


Above is an aerial view of the central campus, with Aspinwall Hall in the upper left. I’ve added a blue arrow to point to the New Chapel.

Scale Model of the new chapel amid the VTS campus

Above is a fly-through of the campus with its new chapel. Towards the end of the video, you can see the ruins of the old chapel between the new chapel on the left and Meade Hall on the right.


Anonymous Patrick Perkins said...

Thanks for the details and the great video of the model. I have heard that the chapel ruins must remain...has there been any detail provided on this - will some of the damaged building be left as a memorial? Thanks again, Patrick.

Thu Feb 23, 02:00:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

The latest understanding is that a certain height of the walls and the tower of the ruin must remain, with the details yet to be negotiated. It is believed to be possible to negotiate a height low enough that no special supports or buttressing structures will need to be constructed.

Thu Feb 23, 04:06:00 PM GMT-5  

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