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Farewell Chapel
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DESIGNER
 
 
Ofis
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DESCRIPTION
 
Ofis Farewell ChapelA farewell chapel is located in a village close to Ljubljana.

The site plot is next to the existing graveyard. The chapel is cut into the rising landscape.

The shape is following the lines of the landscape trajectories around the graveyard.
Three curved walls are embracing and dividing the programs.
External curve is dividing the surrounding hill from chapel plateau and also reinstates main supporting wall.
Services such as storages, wardrobe restrooms and kitchenette are on the inner side along the wall.
Internal curve is embracing main farewell space. It is partly glazed and it is opening towards outside plateau for summer gatherings.
Roof is following its own curvature and forming external porch. 
The cross as catholic sign is featured as laying feature positioned on the rooftop above the main farewell space.

It also functions as luminous dynamic element across the space during the daytime and lighting spark at a night time.
Materials are polished concrete, larch wood, glass.

Edited by Ofis arhitekti 
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, wood, glass

structure: reinforced concrete

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Slovenia [Slovenija]
Region
Gorenjska
Town
Lukovica
Hamlet
Krašnja
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Religious buildings
Cemeteries, chapels and crematoriums
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2005    
Realisation
2008 - 2009
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Maja Vardjan, "Farewell Chapel, Krašnja", A10 new European architecture 29, september-october 2009, "Ready" pp. 34-35
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CLIENT
 
 
Community of Krasnja
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 180.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site sq.m. 350
gross floor sq.m. 105
footprint sq.m. 210

inner space: sq.m. 70
landscape area: sq.m. 140
external plateau: sq.m. 65
Height
max m. 4.70
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STAFF
 
Project architect
Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik
Design team
Andrej Gregorič, Janez Martinčič, 
Magdalena Lacka, Katja Aljaž, Martina Lipicer
 
 
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