Kamppi Chapel of Silence
This ultra modern chapel designed by KS2 architects is just a must to show! Located on the southern side of the bustling Narinkka square in Helsinki, Finland - this small wooden chapel introduces a place for silence and peace. The chapel space is located in a sculptural wooden volume.
The curved shape of the small-scale Chapel building allows the space and views to flow in the urban surroundings. At the same time, the soft shape of the inside of the Chapel embraces the visitor in its safety.
Indirect toplight enlightens the wooden chapel interior.
The entire space is designed to be calming, from the round walls to the spacious, high ceiling, it’s almost so comforting as to be womblike. The interior design is kept spare with the natural warmth of the smooth wooden walls left clean and unadorned.
The sanctuary’s curved, windowless design fends off the urban life outside, whilst the alder-lined interior glows in the arctic sun, thanks to a clever skylight along the ceiling’s edge.
The building can be approached from all directions of the surrounding context but only accessed through a glaze entrance and concrete corridor, flexibly used as an exhibition space and gathering area.
Photography by Tuomas Uusheimo