The idea consists in creating a space for spiritual contemplation in an environment of free choice.
The chapel is a reflection of creating a strong space that breaks radically with the context, with its minimalist form and imposing scale.

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Comprised of an equilateral triangle 15 mt is projected above the ground, with a diagonal on the edge of a tip and base, access which is preceded by a ramp 15 mt with a slope of 5% which allows you create the ascent of almost in perceptual manner.

Courtesy of MIGUEL ANGEL GALVIS ALZATE

Courtesy of MIGUEL ANGEL GALVIS ALZATE

In the concave interior there is a concrete block hanging just above the prayer space, where paradoxically the space containing the individual scale, fully forward and perpendicular to a side of the triangle have a horizontal crack piercing the wall diagonally allowing more light (symbol of the metaphysical) in the midday hours. Between the wall of the crack and space to pray there is a gap with the function of creating a rift between the light (the divine) and the person as a symbol of respect.

Courtesy of MIGUEL ANGEL GALVIS ALZATE

Courtesy of MIGUEL ANGEL GALVIS ALZATE

It also plays an important role materiality reflecting the concept of monumentality and grandeur, poured concrete view with formwork wood, a system of load-bearing walls that create a cover from which hangs a tensioning iron wire holding that volume, to give the feeling of heaviness yet lightness.
The context is a rural space (in the Andean zone- South America) where commonly inhabit the people who work the land (peasants) space where religion takes an important role, and sometimes do not have a space for this activity, the intention of the proposal is that the space projecting over nature, which must be in a space near their daily work.

Courtesy of MIGUEL ANGEL GALVIS ALZATE

Courtesy of MIGUEL ANGEL GALVIS ALZATE

Project Credits:

Name project: CHURCH I
STUDENT DESIGNER: MIGUEL ANGEL GALVIS ALZATE
University: Faculty of Architecture of Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Helper: Mateo Parra

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