Chapel Schaufeljoch / AO Architekten

© Günter Richard Wett

Architects: AO Architekten
Location: Stubai Glacier, Tyrol,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett

© Günter Richard Wett

Designed as a chapel in memoriam of companions of Dr. Heinrich Klier and situated directly on a ridge in the Schaufeljoch region, this raw concrete and steel building displays the elements of a chapel reduced to its classical shape and thus creates a space of calm, contemplation and remembrance in the midst of a lively ski circuit.

© Günter Richard Wett

Opened up towards the ridge on both sides and facing the mountains and the panorama, the chapel – with its solid pillars – fades out the events on the pistes and directs one’s attention to the tranquility and vastness of the alpine landscape which firmly roots the little chapel due to its reduction in shape and matter as well as the roughness of its surface.

© Günter Richard Wett

The oratory serves as a reflection of the dialectic between the vastness of space and the connectedness to the site and its history.

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Cite: "Chapel Schaufeljoch / AO Architekten" 21 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=309347>

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