Marek Jan Štěpán keeps on implementing architectural challenges under the Brno-based label Atelier Štěpán since 1997.
Located in Sazovice, Czech Republic Church of St. Wenceslas is a newly completentation of Atelier Štěpán built on conservative principles professed by the studio. As the architect shares his thoughts: „My aim was to dematerialize the building. When you observe the volume, you feel the lightness made by design principle of tapering the walls into tiny lines. It’s like cutting a paper cylinder and exploring its possibilities.
I created the windows by pushing and pulling the cuts and letting the light glide softly on the walls. I believe there is something or better Somebody behind the material world. In Sazovice I tried to find it through the volume and defined space. As an architect, I explore the space and its impact on people. The church should influence people’s mind, whether they understand it consciously or subconsciously. This is the reflection of something divine in the volume, defined space and something what is behind the walls. The church invites us inside and provides a sense of quietness and peace. You can experience being alone with God if you want. The interior is very personal and it’s better to come and live it out."