Memorial Chapel

Memorial Chapel

Architect
Atelier Štěpán
Location
Czech Republic | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Chapels
Ota Nepilý

Memorial Chapel

Atelier Štěpán as Architects

The chapel is built to host a place of eternal rest of a wife. It’s a place of recollection and spiritual meeting with the deceased. It has a simple crystalline shape, it’s an object from another world – it’s intended to echo afterlife. The chapel is a borderline between physical and spiritual world placed on a hump in forest. Somewhere...

 

The object has nine faces – eight triangular walls and a trapezoidal base – two faces serve as openings. There is a triangular door on the western side and a window on the eastern.

 

Interior offers a vista of eternal life behind the orientated window. The East is the place where resurrected Christ will come from. It’s direction that evokes hope and symbolizes afterlife of the deceased wife. Triangle and number three are symbols of transformation – when earthly life ends, something else starts.

 

The loadbearing structure is made from steel rods. These are visible in the interior and claded with water resistant plywood. The inrerior is painted blue. Foundations are from concrete as separate footing.

 

Material Used :
1. Facade – ester resistant plywood
2. Load bearing structure – steel rods
3. Foundations – in situ cast concrete footing

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