빛과 건축. 종교를 이야기 한다. 빛의 움직임, 공간에 새겨진 그림자는 종교의 아이텐티티를 이야기한다.
Nicolás Campodonico designed a religious building located in the Pampa plains, in the east of the province of Cordoba, Argentina. The Saint Bernard’s Chapel (being San Bernard the local patron saint) rises in a small grove.
Architect: Nicolás Campodonico
Collaborators: Martin Lavayén, Soledad Cugno, Virginia Theilig, Gabriel Stivala, Tomás Balparda, Pablo Taberna, Gastón Kibysz
Engineering: Carlos Geremía
Contractor: Jerónimo Silva
Total area: 10,000 sqm
Built area: 92 sqm
The land was originally occupied by a rural house and its yards: they were both dismantled and their materials reused for the construction, using the one-hundred-year-old bricks. The site doesn’t have electricity or any other utilities, in an environment where nature imposes its own conditions.
The chapel’s volume, situated between the trees and the wide open
countryside, opens up towards the sun, capturing the natural light of
the sunset in the interior. Outside, vertical and horizontal poles are
placed separately and projected towards the interior. As a result, every
day all year round, their shadow slide along the curved interior, until
they overlap with each other in a symbolic ritual.