The project for the mortuary chapels was based in the yard of the main church. From this, an area for the construction of the chapels was chosen with care not to interfere with the considerable heritage value of Espinho’s Main Church.
With a semicircular shape, suggesting a spiral movement, the chapels are reduced and reduce us to the essential. A singular geometry, a subtle play of light, and an invitation to reflection and communion seem to characterise this architectural space. The stone, the wood, the white and the light are just materials that shape the space and make us feel and think divine.
Comissão Fabriqueira da Paróquia de Espinho
Nuno Lacerda Lopes
Engº Napoleão Amorim | Orgel
Gross Building Area
Luís Ferreira Alves | CNLL