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Christ Cathedral: a renewal signed by Grassi Pietre.

The renewal of the famous Californian cathedral began in 2014 and ended in 2019. The Christ Cathedral is among the projects that makes us most proud.

Centre of worship for over one million Catholics in the Orange County, the Cathedral of Christ is today an international point of reference for the believers throughout the world. Among the largest churches in North America, the cathedral can welcome over 2000 people at once.

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Made in Italy by Grassi Pietre enchants California.

During a visit in our company, the chief architect Steve H. Chung by Johnson Fain Study discovered the Grigio Alpi. This particular limestone from our quarries, among all the others, firmly impressed the architect and has been chosen for this prestigious project.

grigio alpi

This stone was then the beginning to develop all the color pattern for the entire work. Grigio Alpi is certainly the predominant material of the internal space: elegant, fine and with neutral tonalities.

Click to see the Christ Cathedral Time Lapse video:

christ cathedral video timelapse

Shades of Grigio Alpi.

The interiors of Christ Cathedral have been totally renovated. Grassi Pietre supplied the flooring materials, suitable for high pedestrian traffic and perfect for the stylistic choice of the project.

The Grigio Alpi has been honed, pretreated and vein cut: a solution that has brought the shades of gray to perfectly match the furnishings of the cathedral.

christ cathedral california

christ cathedral california

Tailor-made project for another unique work.

All the floors were made with a regular custom size, as specified by our clients.

christ cathedral california

Special elements have also been studied and produced, with a longer shape and with a greater thickness, to cover the steps and the altar.

christ cathedral california

For this important work, Grassi Pietre has supplied around 1800 square meters of material, between 2 and 3 centimeters thick, coming from same quarry area.

Some information about Christ Cathedral.

Designed by world-known architect Philip Johnson and his partner John Burgee as a concept of religious theater, the Crystal Cathedral was born to be both a television set and a stage. The glass coating was made upon desire of Rev. Robert Schuller to open the church to the "sky and the surrounding world".

The exterior of the cathedral is the same on as planned by the original project, made by the famous architect Philip Johnson, with a structure in glass, in dialogue with the surrounding environment.

christ cathedral california

The interior space measures 60 meters wide, 120 meters long and 40 meters long height. The place of worship is over 3700 square meters and 3250 meters squares for the lower levels. The star-shaped cathedral structure is earthquake-proof and resistant to winds beyond 100 miles per hour. Some of the more than 10,000 mirror glasses can open to facilitate ventilation.

Click to see the Christ Cathedral Overview video:

christ cathedral video overview

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