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Farewell Chapel Zgornji Tuhinj / Tria Studio

Farewell Chapel Zgornji Tuhinj / Tria Studio

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Zgornji Tuhinj, Slovenia
  • Architects: Tria Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100 Area:  100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014
  • Photographs photographs:  Damjan ŠvarcPhotographs:  Damjan Švarc
  • Structural Engineering:Bruno Dujič, Jure Jančar, Ljuba Sancin
  • Contractor:Alfa Natura
  • Design Team:Jernej Hočevar, Martin Lovrečić, Matevž Vrhovnik, Blaž Češka, Tjaša Justin
  • City:Zgornji Tuhinj
  • Country:Slovenia
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© Damjan Švarc
© Damjan Švarc

Text description provided by the architects. Village cemetery Zgornji Tuhinj is located on the ridge above Tuhinj valley. Cemetery is organized in two levels, which are divided by concrete wall with implemented stairs.

© Damjan Švarc
© Damjan Švarc

The position of farewell chapel is situated where the approach axis alongside the wall and the edge of the ridge intersects. Chapel is divided in three segments which are connected via canopy. Two white volumes are formed and hidden behind transparent wall made of timber pillars.

© Damjan Švarc
© Damjan Švarc

The middle section of the building is an open space equiped with sliding shades to minimize the impact of the easterly winds blowing in the valley. Space also offers framing view over eastern part of the valley and can be used as place for visitors to rest while visiting the cemetery. The other two segments of the farewell chapel can be accesed through glass walls and are occupied only during the funeral ceremony.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Wood craft is local traditon, therefore basic structure is made of cross laminated timber. All interior wall and ceiling surfaces are left wooden to reduce usual coldness of such typology buildings. Thin coat render was used for outer layer of the facade.

© Damjan Švarc
© Damjan Švarc

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Address:1219 Zgornji Tuhinj, Slovenia

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Cite: "Farewell Chapel Zgornji Tuhinj / Tria Studio" 27 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/591101/farewell-chapel-zgornji-tuhinj-tria-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

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