Architects: Sommet & Asociados
Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Architect In Charge: Sommet & Asociados
Design Team: Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking, Erika Peinado Vaca Diez
Site Manager: Mariano Donoso Rea
Structural Calculation: Zelmar Ibañez Pedraza
Area: 818 sqm
Photographs: Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking
Visiondivision never fails to share interesting projects with us, whether it be their zoo/waterfall or their latest – a chapel for Tio, an evil devil that owns a mountain in Bolivia. As unusual as it may sound, miners in Bolivia are faced with awful working conditions inside a mountain, and claim that Tio is responsible for claiming the 8 million lives that have been lost within the mountain. The project is a shrine to Tio, and will serve as a place the miners can leave gifts for the devil so he does not harm the men working in the mountain.
More about the shrine and more images after the break.