The Christ Cathedral is the main church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County. e Christ Cathedral is the former Crystal Cathedral, the building designed by Philip Johnson in Garden Grove (Orange County, California, 1977-1980). e church lies just south of Interstate 5 South, within a residential area. Next to it are five other buildings — among them the older church designed by Richard Neutra in 1961 and a congress center by Richard Meier — entirely surrounded by parking lots. Two blocks northwest is Disneyland. e cathedral is a prism covered in mirror glass. From the outside the church is no different from a data center or a shopping mall: a big box next to a parking lot. e church is just there, much more parked than grounded.

The Church Formerly Known As the Crystal Cathedral

TAMBURELLI, PIER PAOLO
2016

Abstract

The Christ Cathedral is the main church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County. e Christ Cathedral is the former Crystal Cathedral, the building designed by Philip Johnson in Garden Grove (Orange County, California, 1977-1980). e church lies just south of Interstate 5 South, within a residential area. Next to it are five other buildings — among them the older church designed by Richard Neutra in 1961 and a congress center by Richard Meier — entirely surrounded by parking lots. Two blocks northwest is Disneyland. e cathedral is a prism covered in mirror glass. From the outside the church is no different from a data center or a shopping mall: a big box next to a parking lot. e church is just there, much more parked than grounded.
MCHAP The Americas (Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize)
978-1-945150-01-2
9788425229978
Philip Johnson, Orange County, Crystal Cathedral, Robert Harold Schuller, Disneyland, Puritans, John Elliot, Rafael Moneo
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