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A Chapel Surrounded by Beautiful Landscapes on the Sloping Hills of Austria

By • May 15, 2018

Chapels are places where we can go to reflect and pray, and where many times we seek to listen to our inner selves. When they are located in a place as wonderful as the location for this particular chapel, I think we have already half-won. This small building, covering an area of only 40 square meters, is located on the beautiful, sloping hills of Austria. The chapel is surrounded by wonderful landscapes and has views of the nearby mountains. The atmosphere and the air that is breathed there creates a reassuring effect for those who visit it.

View of the chapel on the hillside, surrounded by greenery
Exterior view of the walls of wood and stone

It was completed by Bernardo Bader Architects in the year 2016, and came to be the replacement of a chapel that had been in that same location for 200 years.

View of the chapel with beautiful landscape background
View of the chapel with beautiful landscape background
Entrance door details

In its interior, fine and delicate light wood covers much of the walls and ceiling. At the far end, we find a small altar with an image of the Virgin. White wood has been used to highlight the small space. A small horizontal window allows light to enter the interior of the chapel, which gives clarity and calmness to the space. The pews, designed in the same wood used in the rest of the chapel, invite us to sit and meditate in a place brimming with peace.

View of the interior covered by wood
Vertical window facing the outside
Details of wooden pews
Wooden ceiling details
View of the chapel within the fog

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