The birch grove connects the natural environment with specific uses. The church itself in Samstagern is small and compactly integrated. Its mirrored facade turns it into a part of nature, seemingly there at times and not there at others, and poses the questions: What is real? Where do physical boundaries lie? Inside the chapel, the training rooms are bright, small and impressive with their high ceilings.
client: Roman Catholic Church of Richterswil; location: Samstagern; services: Competition; team: Vehovar & Jauslin (Architecture); Atelier Derrer (Lighting Design); Suisseplan Ingenieure (Structural Engineering); Todt Gmür (HVAC); project time: 2010;