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Religious

— Espinho’s Mortuary Chapels

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.

Location
Espinho

Project
1990

Client
Comissão Fabriqueira da Paróquia de Espinho

Architecture’s Coordination
Nuno Lacerda Lopes

Engineering
Engº Napoleão Amorim | Orgel 

Gross Building Area
320,00 m2

3D Simulations
CNLL

Model
CNLL

Photography
Luís Ferreira Alves | CNLL

Model

3D Model

Plans

Construction

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