Architect Dorin Stefan – Modern Design for Orthodox Church in Alba Julia, Romania / 2011

Architect Dorin Stefan – First Modern Orthodox Church Design in Romania / 2011

Photos © Dorin and Anda Stefan reproduced by permission

In a break from traditional use of concrete, wood, or stone, architect Dorin Stefan has created a challenging new design for an Orthodox Church in Alba Julia, Romania. Remaining faithful to the strict Church canons, the design makes creative use of metal framing and stylized dome curves to create a compelling religious edifice. At the same time it emulates traditional monastery churches of northern Moldavia with exterior walls to be covered with biblical frescos.