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Kamppi Chapel Helsinki : Kampin Kappeli

Helsinki Chapel, Finland – design by K2S Architects

13 Feb 2013

Kamppi Chapel of Silence

Design: K2S Architects

Kampin Kappeli

The Kamppi Chapel is located on the south side of the busy Narinkka square in central Helsinki. It offers a place to quiet down and compose oneself in one of Finland most lively urban spaces. With its curved wood facade, the small sacral building flows into the city scape. Simultaneously the chapels gently shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling city life outside.

Kamppi Chapel
photo © Tuomas Uusheimo

The chapel can be approached from all directions. From the direction of the Simonkatu, one arrives at a small square opening up towards the Narinkka square. From there, a flight of stairs leads down to the entrance level. Entrances are located in two glass facades facing the Narinkka square and the Lasipalatsi building.

Kamppi Chapel Kamppi Chapel
photos © Tuomas Uusheimo

Only the actual chapel space is located in the wooden volume. Secondary spaces are located in a space opening up towards the square. The entrance space doubles as exhibition space, in which one also encounters clergymen and social workers.

The sacral space is a calm space, in which the lively neighborhood seems distant. Light touching down on the curved surface and the feeling of warm materials define the space. The chapel’s inner walls are made of thick oiled alder planks. The furniture is also made of solid wood.

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photos : Marko Huttunen

The facades are made of sawn-to-order horizontal finger jointed spruce wood planks, which are treated with a pigmented transparent nanotech wax. The constructive frame consists of cnc-cut gluelam elements.

2 Sep 2009

Kamppi chapel of silence, Helsinki

Design: K2S Architects

Kamppi Chapel Helsinki

The Kamppi chapel of silence is located on the south side of the busy Narinkka square in central Helsinki. It offers a place to quiet down and compose oneself in one of Finland’s most lively urban spaces. With its curved wood facade, the small sacral building flows into the city scape. Simultaneously the chapel’s gently shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling surrounding city life.

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The chapel can be approached from all directions. From the direction of the Simonkatu, one arrives at a small square opening up towards the Narinkka square. From there, a flight of stairs leads down to the entrance level. Entrances are located in two glass facades facing the Narinkka square and the Lasipalatsi building.

Only the actual chapel space is located in the wooden volume. Secondary spaces are located in a space opening up towards the square. The entrance space doubles as exhibition space, in which one could also encounter clergymen and social workers.

The sacral space is a calm space, in which the lively neighborhood seems distant. Light touching down on the curved surface and the feeling of warm materials define the space. The chapel’s inner walls are made of thick oiled alder planks. The furniture is also made of solid wood.

The facades will be made out of sawn-to-order horizontal finger jointed pine wood planks, which will be treated with a mixture of tar and linseed oil. The constructive frame consists of solid glulam elements.

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Kamppi Chapel Helsinki – Building Information

Architects: K2S Architects Ltd. – Kimmo Lintula, Mikko Summanen, Niko Sirola
Collabroators: Kristian Forsberg, Abel Groenewolt, Ulla Harju, Matti Kivinen, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Jukka Mäkinen, Henrik Möller, Messahel Myriam, Mikko Näaveri, Miguel Pereira, Outi Pirhonen, Teija Tarvo, Elina Tenho, Jarno Vesa
Client: the city of Helsinki and the parish union of Helsinki
Address: Narinkkatori, Helsinki

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