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Moto Designshop Wins the Gold Award for their St. Joseph's Arrupe Hall Project

2022 AIA Philadelphia Design Awards - General Built Category
Halkin Mason Photography
Halkin Mason Photography

Congratulations to Moto Designshop on winning the Gold Award for their St. Joseph’s Arrupe Hall Project.

Inspired by the Gregorian Calendar, the chapel form takes on a curvilinear form,based on geometric studies. The brick pattern further explores the initial geometries of form, then morphing to create a veil, filtering light and views.

Arrupe Hall is a community building, it is a place for living, learning, working,and worshiping. A home for Jesuits and a hub for apostolic life in Philadelphia,the building fosters connections and collaboration across all city ministries.

Each brick is a consistent unit of construction that represents a consistent unit of time. The meaning and materials work in concert to give the structure a human scale while connecting it to a larger human narrative.

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