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Chapel of Silence / Associates

Chapel of Silence / Associates

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Botticino, Italy
  • Architects: Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  18
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Gruppo Nulli SPA, Marmi Molvina, Officina Marsaglio SNC
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Text description provided by the architects. The Chapel of Silence is situated on the border between the vast wild wood that dominates the landscape of the valley in Botticino and a vineyard that slopes down, acting as a threshold element between the two territorial systems.

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Courtesy of STUDIO associates

The Chapel is laic, is a place of worship, silence, and prayer, suitable for everyone. Once at the entrance you are welcomed by a monolithic rainwater collector, made of Botticino’s marble, excavated on the surface.

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The first space of the Chapel leads to a fragment of the wood, framed by an iron opening, that emotionally prepares the “prayer” for what is to come, and introduces a measured bond with nature. The second and main space frames the outer forest and a menhir made of Botticino’s marble.

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There is no pre-constituted assembly, but only some large leather pillows that may be arranged as desired and a curtain that regulates the levels of intimacy with the outside as required. 

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The study of the shape is drawn from a careful analysis of the local archetypes, in such a way as to form a contemporary element evoking images that are both familiar and part of the collective memory.

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Courtesy of STUDIO associates

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Address:25082 Botticino BS, Italy

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Cite: "Chapel of Silence / Associates" 16 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/881526/chapel-of-silence-studio-associates> ISSN 0719-8884

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