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Thu 13.8.

‘Farewell Chapel in Krasnja / Slovenia by OFIS Arhitekti

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 13.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Farewell Chapel' by OFIS Arhitekti, Photo by Tamoaz Gregoric

'Farewell Chapel' by OFIS Arhitekti, Photo by Tomaz Gregoric

This year the Ljubljana-based OFIS Arhitekti formed by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik in 1998 unveiled their latest project, the ‘Farewell Cahpel’ in Krasnja, Slovenia.

'Farewell Chapel', Photo by Tomaz Gregoric

'Farewell Chapel', Photo by Tomaz Gregoric

Here the architect’s description:

The farewell chapel is located in a village close to Ljubljana. The site plot is next to the existing graveyard. The chapel is cut into the rising landscape. The shape is following the lines of the landscape trajectories around the graveyard. Three curved walls are embracing and dividing the programs. External curve is dividing the surrounding hill from chapel plateau and also reinstates main supporting wall.

Services such as storages, wardrobe restrooms and kitchenette are on the inner side along the wall. An internal curve is embracing main farewell space. It is partly glazed and it is opening towards outside plateau for summer gatherings. The roof is following its own curvature and forming external porch. The cross as catholic sign is featured as laying feature positioned on the rooftop above the main farewell space. It also functions as luminous dynamic element across the space during the daytime and lighting spark at a night time.

Materials are polished concrete, larch wood, glass.

'Farewell Chapel', Photo by Tomaz Gregoric

'Farewell Chapel', Photo by Tomaz Gregoric

'Farewell Chapel', Photo by Tomaz Gregoric

'Farewell Chapel', Photo by Tomaz Gregoric

Location: Krasnja, Slovenia
Client: Community of Krasnja
Site Area: 350m2
Bldg. Area: 210m2
Gross Floor Area: 105m2
Structure: reinforced concrete
Max. Height: 4.70 m
Landscape Area: 140m2
Inner space: 70m2

External plateau: 65 m2

Budget: 180.000 EUR

to the OFIS website

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