Embracing the period from 2003 to 2011, the construction of this catholic church was financed by a fundraising promoted by the churches of the Archdiocese of Warsaw and the neighbouring dioceses and thanks to the contributions coming from over 80,000 donors, which together allowed a collection of more than 100 millions zlotys.
Based on a Greek cross plan, with a square central mass and four arms of equal length, the church has a height of 75m and a diameter of 68m. Provided with four entrance gates, its main 84x84m base area is dominated by a central dome, sustained by massive pylons. In its interior, 26 columns are arranged in a circle to form the nave of the church. The ground breaking acoustic solutions adopted will give the possibility to organize cultural events at the highest level with the participation of world-class musicians. A true concert hall with high acoustic performance, comparable to London Royal Albert Hall, the church will be able to host oratorios, carols and patriotic songs, while accommodating up to 3 thousand people.
A new indoor lighting system was required for the official inauguration of the church, in order to enhance the beautiful columns of the central nave for this opening ceremony as well as for future events. Based on the lighting design of Tomasz Adamski of the company Prolight Sp. z o.o., a series of LED colour changers has been installed at the base of the 26 arched columns of the church to emphasize them from bottom to top with beautiful rays of coloured light. In order to achieve the required different light diffusion on three sides of the pylons, colour changers with different light emission were chosen by the appointed lighting designers. A long-throw, narrow beam was required for the front part of the columns to highlight them up till their upper part, while a grazing, gradually fading light was preferred for the larger sides of the columns.