The chapel gets its name from the local stone – garnet – whose chemical structure is in the shape of a dodecahedron. The chapel is on top of a mountain and to the north it overlooks the Zillertal, the deep valley beneath. To the south the chapel overlooks a pool that collects the waters to be used during the winter for artificial snow. The area, reachable by a cableway from Finkenberg, offers various tourist facilities for skiing and hiking.
▼建筑远景，distant view ©Enrico Cano
▼位于山顶的教堂，the chapel is located on top of the mountain ©Mario Krupik
▼教堂南面朝向一个在冬季用于收集造雪用水的池塘，to the south the chapel overlooks a pool that collects the waters to be used during the winter for artificial snow ©Franz-Dengg
The new building, in the shape of a rhombic dodecahedron set on a concrete base, has a wooden structure covered with sheets of Corten steel on the outside. From the concrete base, a staircase leads to the interior, where the visitor perceives the evenness of the geometrical space at a single glance.
▼混凝土基座上的菱形十二面体，a rhombic dodecahedron set on a concrete base ©Enrico Cano
▼木制结构外部以耐候钢板覆盖， the wooden structure is covered with sheets of Corten steel on the outside ©Enrico Cano
From the upper side of the prism filters the light that brings to life the even surfaces of the walls, clad in larch wood lath. The magic of this space is uninterrupted thanks to the light that comes streaming onto the walls, whose identical regular shapes produce different effects, depending on the time of day.
▼室内空间以落叶松木板条覆盖，the interior walls are clad in larch wood lath ©Enrico Cano
▼楼梯，stair ©Enrico Cano
▼天光，skylight ©Enrico Cano
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
▼二层平面图，first floor plan
Client: Josef Brindlinger, Christa and Georg Kroell-Brindlinger
Partner: Architect Bernhard Stoehr, Besto zt gmbh
Artist: Markus Thurner for the wooden icon of the Blessed Engelbert Kolland Site area: delimited area 600 m2
Floor area: 40 m2
Volume: 750 m3
Structure and frame: concrete plinth and wooden panels Exterior cladding: corten steel
Interior cladding: larch wood lath
Floor: larch wood with walnut inserts
Altar: larch and walnut, stools in larch wood
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