- Pavilion Architect: Kieran Donnellan
- Meds Workshop Co Ordinator: Samer Hayek.
- Participants: Alberto Ibanez, Amber Goveas, Cynthia Antablian, Faustas Lasys, Gregorio Tomasillo, Hadir Hanna Mahmoud, Hasan Debes, Ioanna Maria Vemou, Magdalena Storozenko, Matthias Brenner, Rabia Hant, Roisin Leavey, Shpat Ademaj, Shqiprron Jusufi.
- City: Byblos
- Country: Lebanon
Text description provided by the architects. The chapel is an elegant slender form that appears to be sliding down a hillside.
The energy of the apparent movement informs the materiality of the heavily charred exterior skin.
The Chapel's function is to act as a non-denominational space for reflection.
Upon entering the pavilion, visitors are offered a place to sit, where they are rewarded with a stunning sea-view.
All of the wood used in the chapel is up-cycled. Most of it was in the form of shipping boxes that we dismantled.
The burning technique used was the traditional Japanese shou-sugi-ban technique of tying 3 boards into a chimney and setting a fire at the base.
It was built as part of the international design festival, MEDS, which took place outside of Europe for the first time this year and ended a fortnight ago.