Bruder Klaus Field Chapel | Peter Zumthor

Another example of a chapel in a field:  Bruder Klaus Chapel by Peter Zumthor is located in Wachendorf, Germany and is an example of the amazing effect light has on a building.  This chapel is constructed out of poured concrete over trees shaped like a wigwam tepee.  Once the concrete hardened the trees were then set a blaze leaving a charred concrete interior with the wooden form. Light penetrates the chapel through the entrance and the opening in the roof.  This chapel is an amazing example of the versatility of concrete and makes one feel a spiritual presence not by iconography which is only present in the cross over the entrance, but with the use of materials and the use of light and more specifically shadow.

Approach to the Chapel

Approach to the Chapel | Wachendorf, Germany

Entrance within the Chapel | Wachendorf, Germany

Images of the Chapel

Bruder Klaus Chapel | Wachendorf, Germany

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