Aug 12, 2012

Kamppi Chapel of Silence

Kampi Chapel of Silence is located in a corner of the Narinkkatori square of Helsinki.
The Chapel is istended to be a place where people can have a moment of silence.
It offers an  opportunity to calm down in the middle of perhaps the busiest area in Finland.

The Chapel was designed by architects Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola and Mikko Summanen of K2S Architects Ltd. The chapel is a sample of innovative wood architecture. It was granted the International Architecture Award 2010 by the Chicago Athenaeum.

The most imposing space in the Chapel is the main hall with its height of 11.5 meters. In the quiet chapel area, the busy surronding have been consciously blocked out.

The inner walls of the chapel area are lined with common alder planks cut to shape, The simple furnishing of the hall are made of massive ash tree.

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