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Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church

Centre Orthodoxe du Patriarchat Œcuménique
Chemin de Chambésy 37
1292 Chambésy

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Type of building: Orthodox church (including conference centre and patriarchal administration)

Area: 630 m2 (building) - 2233 m2 (centre) - 10,798 m2 (land)

Building height: 14 m

Cost: CHF 6.5 million

Objections: None known

Owners: Ecumenical Patriarchate

Architects: Prof. Dr. Georges Lavas und Spiess & Wegmüller Architekten SIA, Zurich

Start of construction: 1973 (Laying of first stone 10th April 1971)

Construction period: 2 years

Inauguration: 19th Oktober 1975

Religious tradition: Greek Orthodox Christianity

Conception through to inauguration: 5 years


Symbole: sortieHomepage of the Centre

Symbole: sortieEcumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Symbole: sortieOrthodox community in the French part of Switzerland

Symbole: sortieGreek Orthodox Metropolis in Switzerland


Georgios Lavas: «Zeitgenössischer orthodoxer Kirchenbau und Tradition − dargestellt am Beispiel der St. Pauls-Kirche in Chambésy», in: Una Sancta, 39. 1984, number 2. pages 140-145 (German).


Text : Edwin Egeter

Photos : Edwin Egeter


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