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Farewell Chapel / Arhitektura Krušec

  • 01:00 - 31 May, 2010
Farewell Chapel / Arhitektura Krušec
Farewell Chapel / Arhitektura Krušec, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Teharje, Slovenia
  • Architects

     Arhitektura Krušec
  • Project Team

     Lena Krušec, Tomaž Krušec
  • Collaborators

     Matej Nolda, Miha Žargi
  • Client

     Municipality of Celje
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The location at the top of a small slope in the middle of the village cemetery is characterised by beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The architectural composition of stone walls of varied elevation which enclose the farewell chapel is designed so that it disables views towards the existing cemetery and tombstones, while orienting visitors' views over graveyards to the previously mentioned quality natural landscapes.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

Walls are built from native sandstone which has helped to form the building structure of the Celje basin through the centuries. The stone, which has been worked on the outside, has been carved in the interior of the funeral chapels under a rooflight so that when exposed to a certain angle of sunlight, it creates long shadows on the walls and thus generates a special contemplative atmosphere of the interior space.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The most exposed element of the farewell chapel composition is represented by the cantilevered membrane roof, which covers the central platform and thus allows farewell ceremonies even in poor weather conditions. The architect wanted to reduce the impression of the unified building volume, which is why the dominating effect of the building is characterised solely by the roof that floats almost weightlessly above the covered square.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The farewell chapel at the Teharje cemetery conjures a space of memory and contemplation through the use of basic architectural elements, such as the floor, wall, and roof. Together with emphasised optical views of the surrounding landscape and use of the laws of natural sunlight, the architect has avoided direct, literary address of the visitor, but has rather attempted to generate a holy ambience in the farewell chapel with abstract elements that are autonomous to the architectural profession.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
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mariana · July 16, 2011

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up_today_arch · June 01, 2010

Very cubic... but very nice! It is not easy using only one Plato shape, build samething interesting...

Randy Milligan · June 01, 2010

This is really very good. The canopy/roof reminds me of the Villa Shodhan, but it's obviously very different. Melancholy is a better word than grumpy, but it still, through the views it generates and its design offers place for contemplation and reflection.

Peter Newton · June 01, 2010

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Architecture News · June 01, 2010

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L Barberena · June 01, 2010

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Salmon · June 01, 2010

very nice ambient when experiencing the chapel from interior, the lightning, the materials, etc. However, a bit grumpy from a far view.

bluevertical · June 01, 2010

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James · May 31, 2010

This is phenomenal

Sue · May 31, 2010

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Elenara Stein Leitão · May 31, 2010

RT @amaralarquiteto: Muito respeito c o lugar e o tema. Incrível jogo e domínio da luz e das sombras. ISSO É BO ...

Thomas · May 31, 2010


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JOHN · May 31, 2010

just what every grieving human needs. a MASSIVE cantilever


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