The Holy Cross Chapel

The underground chapel of Holy Cross was proposed for the island Serifos, facing the Aegean Sea with its single cliff facade. 

 

Designed by OPA, a Greece based open platform for architects, the chapel translates symbolism and belief into space with a materiality based on the simplicity of contemporary architecture. It is constructed with simple materials: wood, glass and concrete, the convergence of the surrounding earth. The building still waits for its realisation. OPA aims to integrate and translate the traditional symbols of belief in contemporary architecture, setting a unique platform for the communication between tradition and innovation.

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