I read at California Catholic Daily, that a church (non-Catholic) built in the Brutalist style is being torn down. There is even a photo.
This gives hope to us all. Brutalist and church should never be in the same brain, much less the same building.
That said, another, even greater, sign of hope is the ongoing project in Madison, WI, to replace the Catholic student center parish church, St. Paul’s, with a real church. The present structure is, as you may have already guess, Brutalist. It is brutally Brutalist. In the illustrated dictionary of Brutalism this church’s picture would be by the entry for “Brutalist”.
This church is realllllly ugly.
There are surprisingly – happily – very few photos of this place.
The project to replace it is HERE.
On the other hand…
A worthy project. I might have built otherwise, but they are seriously constrained by space. I do, however, like Romanesque. Were I to be asked to build a church, it would probably be Romanesque.
I understand that a good deal of the money has been raised to begin the work on the new St. Paul’s. Prayers (and donations) would be welcome, no matter where you are.
If there were any school on this your planet that needs a good facility for a Catholic center, it must be the ultra-weird University of Wisconsin – Madison.