Milano - Parigi
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RWANDA CHAPEL
Rwanda
Church as a place to pray, gather and feel in peace. Three curved walls invite believers to enter the building through their sinuous shapes. These walls are made of structural rammed earth: an ancient technique applied to a contemporary monument. Once in the chapel, the sun enlightens the space from the East, through the staircase fa├žade. The space is simple and sober, completely wrapped by the same unique color: the color of the earth. The red walls are not just protecting the inner space, but also the surrounding area thanks to their concave curves. The chapel aims to be a reference point for the entire community, with outdoor experiences and an upper level for outdoor celebrations. The chapel has to be considered as part of the surrounding nature, a natural monument made of local materials, local handwork and simple technologies. DESIGNED WITH VICTOR DEPLUS