Saint Benedict Chapel

Sumvitg, Graubünden, Switzerland 1988

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Description

Saint Benedict Chapel is a small, local chapel in Sumvitg, Switzerland. It was completed in 1988. The chapel was built to replace a older building that was destroyed in an avalance. The commisioners wished for a contemporary expression, but at the same time something that could serve for generations. Zumthor gave it a special shape to distinguish it it from "usual", secular buildings. It is built from wood, a traditional building material in the region. As many other projects of Zumthor it is characterised by a special harmony and expressiveness, that rises from a meticioulus attention to detail, and a minimalistic approach, where all components and elements have their purpose.

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