The Chapel at Air Force Village, a community for retired military personnel, symbolically embodies the growth of faith; allows for the varied experiences towards faith; provides intellectual and sensual stimulation to the retirement community; and provides for the safety and comfort of community and religious routine. Designed by Bailey Edward, the form is new, complex, uplifting and revelatory.
Advanced building technology allows a concrete sculptural form to be created that is as complex and varied as the individual’s growth in their faith. Space is captured under the ground–hugging, smooth inclined planes that layer upon each other ultimately supported by the Chancel’s pinnacle form, creating an interior interplay of mass and light. The concrete protects, the glass enlightens and the form is in flight towards faith. This design beautifully maintains the religious routine through its planning, provides an uplifting experience, and honors the majesty of the retirees and their faith.
Bexar County, Texas