July 25, 2010, 6:14 pm


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The farewell chapel is located in a village close to Ljubljana, in a plot next to the existing graveyard. The chapel cuts into the rising landscape with its shape following the lines of the landscape trajectories around the graveyard. Three curved walls are embracing and dividing the programs.

The external curve is dividing the surrounding hill from chapel plateau and also reinstates main supporting wall. Services such as storage, wardrobe restrooms and a kitchenette are on the inner side along the wall. The internal curve is embracing the main farewell space. It is partly glazed and it opens up towards the outside plateau for summer gatherings.

The roof is following its own curvature and forming an external porch.
The cross as a catholic sign is featured as a 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.

The materials used are polished concrete, larch wood, glass.

Data

Designer: Ofis Arhitekti, Ljubljana, Slovenia, www.ofis-a.si
Client: Community of Krasnja
Location: Krasnja, Slovenia
Area: 210 sq m
Materials: reinforced concrete, polished concrete, larch wood, glass
Project leaders: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
Project team: Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Magdalena Lacka, Katja Aljaz, Martina Lipicer
Date: 2009

Credits & Copyrights

Photoes: Tomaz Gregoric
Source: Ofis Arhitekti

Farewell Chapel
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Farewell Chapel at the village cemetery in Krasnja, Slovenia by Ofis Arhitekti

The chapel cuts into the rising landscape with its shape following the lines of the landscape trajectories around the graveyard. Three curved walls are embracing and dividing the programs.

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