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Ecumenical Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 17 March, 2014
Ecumenical Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura
Ecumenical Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 14

  • Team Design

    Emelio Barjau, Jaime Sol, Jorge Alcantar, Christian Morales, Gloria Castillo, Montserrat Escobar, Marcell Ibarrola, Fernando Maya, Marco Maycotte, Daniel Aguilar
  • Structure

    Juan Felipe Heredia, DAE
  • MEP

    Sylvia Roman, MmasXpresiones
  • Lighting

    Ricardo Noriegga, Santiago Bautista, NorieggaIluminadores
  • Mechanical Instalacions

    Sylvia Roman, MmasXpresiones
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

Some customers visited the Estancia Chapel and contacted us to make a private chapel on their weekend house at Cuernavaca. They wanted an Ecumenical Chapel, a non-religious chapel, a chapel to meditate.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

They also liked the Estancia Chapel, but they wanted something more discreet, something they couldnt seen from their house but they wanted to be spectacular at the same time. They didnt referred to something "formally spectacular ", but rather, they wanted to feel something special when they were inside, something similar to the feeling of being in the Estancia or Sunset Chapel.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

Now ... If the Estancia Chapel celebrates life and Sunset Chapel regrets death, this third chapel to meditate would be the midpoint between life and death, the balance point, a journey into ourselves. We imagine a chapel buried, a lump in the ground. And in this process we include a vital element in our lives “Water”

By including a water mirror at ground level , from the house we only appreciate like an "intervention in the landscape " a small stream in the garden. But when you get closer you can see a downwards ramp that surrounds the chapel. After the tour the chapel recibes you with a beautiful Uglass entrance, then you get in to the central space. An oculus in the metal plate that allows us to see the outside through the water. A metal source with a large quartz in the center reflects the oculus on the floor.


Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Ecumenical Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura" 17 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/486653/ecumenical-chapel-bnkr-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884
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