“With a building form based on an inner wooden vessel contained within a veil of glass — both of which are anchored on an architectural concrete base — the design conveys an inclusive statement of welcome and openness as the community’s symbolic soul. The design achieves an extraordinary level of lightness and luminosity through the highly innovative use of modest materials and sustainable design strategies.

The cathedral is part of a larger complex woven together by gardens by landscape architects Peter Walker and Partners. Praising its design as well as its cultural and civic role within the city, the Oakland Planning Commission granted unanimous approval of the project in 2004. Construction began in spring 2005 and was completed in 2008” SOM.

July 2014
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Oakland, California.

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On my visit to San Francisco in 2014, I visited this architectural master piece Christ of Light Cathedral by SOM.

Trust me, it is all about natural lighting that we become relaxed and happy.

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