Terrazzo Provides Renewal
Presence Resurrection Hospital Chapel, Chicago, IL
After a devastating fire in the Chapel at Presence Resurrection Hospital in December 2014, a full restoration was required. The chapel had provided over 60 years of solace and support. Its destruction was a loss for the whole community. But out of the fire came an opportunity for renewal. It was a chance to create a new environment to provide a comfort to visitors and meet their spiritual needs.
The terrazzo design was crafted to bring unity to the space. The design has elements used throughout the chapel. The stars inlayed around the font match the over 800 stars in the astral pattern on the ceiling. The color palette complements the statuary, furnishings, and original marble used in the reredos and throughout. The straight lines mirror the leadlines of the stained glass. Even the brass divider strips carry elements that augment the gold leafing and lend continuity to the design. This timeless design creates a sanctuary that will bolster the community for years to come.
PROJECT NAME: Presence Resurrection Chapel
OWNER/CLIENT: Presence Health Network
TERRAZZO CONTRACTOR: Amici Terrazzo
ARCHITECT: Domenella Architects
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Bear Construction
TERRAZZO MATERIAL SUPPLIER: T&M Supply
DIVIDER STRIP SUPPLIER: National Metal Shapes
PHOTOGRAPHY: Viken Djaferian, FotoGrafix