Cultural Spaces ST. JAKOB’S CHAPEL
2010-2013
AUERBERG, FISCHBACHAU, GERMANY

The small consecrated chapel is situated in the Bavarian countryside south of Munich, in a private property located along one of the paths across Europe to the sanctuary of Santiago di Compostela at a distance of 2347 km, in northwest Spain.

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The small consecrated chapel is situated in the Bavarian countryside south of Munich, in a private property located along one of the paths across Europe to the sanctuary of Santiago di Compostela at a distance of 2347 km, in northwest Spain. The building measures 5 x 3 metres and is one of numerous religious shrines found in the surrounding district of Fischbachau. The interior is empty, and the object of contemplation is situated outside the park. A staircase leads to a wooden bench placed in front of a round window that frames the horizon and a cross erected on the edge of the lawn opposite. The seating, a font in marble and a wooden candle-holder shelf make up the only furniture present. The chapel is made from stone, known to the locals as “God’s concrete”. The roof, doors and windows are made from copper and wood.

PROJECT
aMDL architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l. – Michele De Lucchi

PROJECT TEAM
Marcello Biffi; Francesco Faccin (model maker), Giuseppe Filippini (model maker)

CONSULTANTS
Benno Bauer (local architect and director of works); Capoferri (special steel works) 

CLIENT
Private

AREA
15 m2

CHRONOLOGY
2010-2011 design; 2012 completion

PHOTOGRAPHY 
Thomas Koller

VIDEO 
Mario Greco, Pico De Lucchi

SKETCHES
Michele De Lucchi