Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Who would have imagined that this is a funeral chapel!
Situated in Vaantaa, Finland by Helsinki based Avanto Architects.
Chapel of St. Lawrence is a space in the right path with its architecture.

The building is a steel and in-situ concrete construction with a copper roof and slate flooring.

Spaces are extremely serene and it is design with the idea of mourners in mine and being sensitive to the experience that they are going through.

With its carefully selected materials, the chapel is intended to last 200 years.

all images : dezeen
Updated : all images by Tuomas Uusheimo for Uusheimo Photography

A very sensitive architecture indeed...


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  2. Please note that these photographs are property of Tuomas Uusheimo and have been licensed to Avanto architects: According to the license they can be republished in architectural blogs as long as the photographer credit is included and linked to photographer website at Uusheimo Photography

    Kind regards,
    Tuomas Uusheimo