Designed by Vicens+Ramos, the Church of Santa Monica is situated in the town of Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain.
Made from a concrete structure clad in Core-ten steel, the building looks more like a space craft than a church. Breaking away from the expected box structure, the church has arms that protrude into different directions and end in large windows.
The interior of the church is in contrast with the busy exterior, a beautifully white and serene, it looks very peaceful and inviting.
Due to the nature of the material used for cladding (Core-Ten), the exterior will change over time, becoming more rusty and developing subtle colour changes. B3 Designers used the same material for the Carbon Bar entrance door, which was a silvery steel colour when first installed, and turned a beautiful deep rusty colour after a few months.