Dettaglio 2020

4ZET – MORTUARY CHAPEL

Designer VARDAY ZSOLT
Location LENGYELFALVA / POLONITA, HARGHITA county, ROMANIA
Design Team

architecture studio 4ZET ARCHITECTS
arch.VÁRDAY ZSOLT and arch.BOTH ANDRÁS

Anno 2015
Photo credits

arch. Várday Zsolt

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Descrizione del progetto

Primary inspiration comes from the iconic image of small catholic chapels on distant crests, still met on the ancient land of the transylvanian seclars. The partially underground chapel in the hillside cemetery is meant to be perceived at a reduced scale being the first built object met on the road approaching the village settled in the valley. The whole building becomes visible only from the lower access platform, showing itself towards the village merely as a sharp accent above the hillside orchards. The transparent view along the chapel’s axis is respectfully focused on the village’s old church, assuming the subservient role in the distant architectural dialogue. Shaded by the high northern tympan, the fully underground mortuary chamber needs no refrigerating devices to fulfill it’s main goal. Beyond integration into an untouched natural landscape, the hiding gesture serves the transfer of east-european traditions of ritual hiding for grieving.

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