Farewell Chapel Krasnja Building – Ofis Arhitekti

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New Krasnja Building – design by Ofis Arhitekti

17 Jun 2009

Farewell Chapel

Location: Krasnja, Slovenia
Date built: 2009
Design: Ofis Arhitekti

Farewell Chapel, Krasnja Building - Ofis Arhitekti

Photos © Tomaz Gregoric

A farewell chapel is located in a village close to Ljubljana. The site plot is next to the existing cemetery. The chapel is cut into the rising landscape.

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The shape is following the lines of the landscape trajectories around the graveyard.
Three curved walls are embracing and dividing the programs.

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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.

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Internal curve is embracing main farewell space. It is partly glazed and it is opening towards outside plateau for summer gatherings.
Roof is following its own curvature and forming external porch.
Catholic sign is featured as laying cross positioned on the rooftop above the main farewell space.

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It also functions as luminous dynamic element across the space during the daytime and lighting spark in night time.
Materials are polished concrete, larch wood, glass.

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Farewell Chapel – Building Information

Invited competition: 2005
Construction: 2008-09
Inner space: 70 sqm
External plato: 65 sqm
Budget: 180.000 EUR

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Design team:
Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Magdalena Lacka,
Katja Aljaz, Martina Lipicer

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New Krasnja Chapel Building images / information from Ofis Arhitekti

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