Bruder Klaus Chapel in Mechernich by Peter Zumthor, Germany

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The Bruder Klaus Chapel in Mechernich is a small concrete chapel on the edge of a field built by local farmers. The chapel is designed by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. 

The structure on the inside was cast in concrete around a cluster of 120 tree trunks, cut from a local forest, which were then slowly smoked away. The meticulous arrangement of the trees into a tear or leaf shape created the oculus that provides the only light for the small dark space.

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The chapel was built to honor Nicholas von Flüe, the patron saint of Switzerland also known as Bruder Klaus.

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Pictures from Danda Gallery

More pictures of Peter Zumthor’s Bruder Klaus Field Chapel in Thomas Mayer’s archive.!!

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