Werknutzungsbewilligung für Gerhard Sacher. loci cero. architectes, Graz

Werknutzungsbewilligung für Gerhard Sacher. loci cero. architectes, Graz

Whether you’re religious or not, there’s a good chance this chapel will catch your eye – completed last year, the 7-square-meter Maria Magdalena family chapel is a unique architectural delight in the heart of the Austrian countryside. The minimalist design gives it a sense of tranquility and serenity.

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Werknutzungsbewilligung für Gerhard Sacher. loci cero. architectes, Graz

Werknutzungsbewilligung für Gerhard Sacher. loci cero. architectes, Graz

Werknutzungsbewilligung für Gerhard Sacher. loci cero. architectes, Graz

Religious references are found throughout the chapel, but other than that, you probably wouldn’t label this as a church or a chapel. According to Inhabitat, alcoves located along the walls flanking the choir hold a statue of Maria Magdalene and 12 small urns. At night, the chapel is even more spectacular: it glows from the inside and is illuminated via fitted spotlights and hanging translucent cylindrical lamps.

Werknutzungsbewilligung für Gerhard Sacher. loci cero. architectes, Graz

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The construction was built from white concrete ( SCC „self compacting concrete“). A town chapel has to exclude the outside world to attain tranquillity. Therefore, in most of the cases, the chapel walls have only a few openings.

Source: Werknutzungsbewilligung für Gerhard Sacher. loci cero. architectes, Graz.

All image credits: Gerhard Sacher

 

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