Catholic church Stella Maris – Puerto Rico

 

Behind the architectural concept of Stella Maris the verticalization of the structure is predominant because of its location in the area of Condado, San Juan Puerto Rico. As a result the main portals of the entrance and nartex reach the impressive height of thirty five feet. Based on the structural drawings IAE proposed the custom shop drawings for each architectural stone element that later became part of the official architectural drawings used for construction.
 
 
 
 

 

Inside the church, the columns along the central nave reach forty five feet and were constructed in two levels supporting the walls with the internal window openings.
Inside the church, the columns along the central nave reach forty five feet and were constructed in two levels supporting the walls with the internal window openings.

 

The base of the cupola which is sitting on an octagonal concrete structure has the external classic decorative stone frame.
The base of the cupola which is sitting on an octagonal concrete structure has the external classic decorative stone frame.

 

In the inside of the cupola a different stone frame is repeated while eight circular window frames allow the entrance of natural light from each wall supporting the cupola.

In the inside of the cupola a different stone frame is repeated while eight circular window frames allow the entrance of natural light from each wall supporting the cupola.

 

IAE completed the Stella Maris project with the supply and installation of the marble floor. The Spanish marble chosen for this structure was selected and cut in Spain by IAE, which insured to the final client the uniformity of the tonality of the stone needed for all the 8,000 square feet. The floor pattern is a design of IAE.

IAE completed the Stella Maris project with the supply and installation of the marble floor. The Spanish marble chosen for this structure was selected and cut in Spain by IAE, which insured to the final client the uniformity of the tonality of the stone needed for all the 8,000 square feet. The floor pattern is a design of IAE.