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Capilla San Bernardo / Nicolás Campodonico

  • 11:00 - 19 May, 2016
Capilla San Bernardo / Nicolás Campodonico
Capilla San Bernardo / Nicolás Campodonico, Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico
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  • Architects

  • Location

    La Playosa, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Architect collaborators

    Martin Lavayén, Soledad Cugno, Virginia Theilig, Gabriel Stivala, Tomás Balparda, Pablo Taberna, Gastón Kibysz
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Liturgical advice

    Don Ambrogio Malacarne, Arq. Roberto Paoli, Arq. Gustavo Carabajal
  • Structural Advice

    Ing. Carlos Geremía
  • Construction

    Arq. Jerónimo Silva
  • Video editing

    Fernando Romero de Toma
  • Site area

    10.000 m2
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Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico
Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Pampa plains, in the east of the province of Cordoba, Saint Bernard´s Chapel (the local patron saint) rises in a small grove, originally occupied by a rural house and its yards, both dismantled in order to reuse their materials, especially its one-hundred-year-old bricks. The site does not have electricity or any other utilities; nature imposes its own conditions. 

Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico
Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico
Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico
Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico
Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico
Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico

   In the limit between the trees and the open country, the chapel´s volume opens up towards the sun, capturing the natural light of the sunset in the interior. Outside, a vertical and a horizontal poles are placed separately and projected towards the interior. As a result, every day all year round, the shadow of these, slides along the curved interior, finishing its tour overlapping with each other. 

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   Currently we all know Jesus Christ only carried the transverse pole on his back on his way to Gólgotha. The crucifixion is conceptually completed with the reunion of both poles, recreating the cross. Every day, the shadows of the poles make their way separately, just as in the “Via Crusis”, to finally meet and recreate the cross, not a symbolic cross but a ritual one, where the Passion happens again every day thanks to the sun, acquiring a cosmic dimension. 

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Cite: "Capilla San Bernardo / Nicolás Campodonico" 19 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/787710/capilla-san-bernardo-nicolas-campodonico/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Courtesy of Nicolás Campodónico

阿根廷圣 Bernardo 礼拜堂 / Nicolás Campodonico