All Saints Chapel by Gustavo Penna
Project: All Saints Chapel
Designed by Gustavo Penna
Architecture: Gustavo Penna, Laura Penna, Norberto Bambozzi, Alice Flores, Alyne Ferreira, Catarina Hermanny, Natália Ponciano, Priscila Dias de Araújo, Vivian Hunnicutt
Management and Planning: Isabela Tolentino e Rísia Botrel
Project Area: 160 m2
Location: Martinho Campos, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Gustavo Penna architects were in charge of the eye-catching contemporary design for All Saints Chapel in Brazilian town of Martinho Campos.
From the Architects:
First, the baptismal font.
A source of pure water – the origin of everything.
Through the two river banks, one reaches the third – religare; the symbol/synthesis, the cross
Sky and earth – the vertical line
All men – the horizontal line
The internal space is created by displacing the sacred form.
The space is the movement.
The wood shelters, cuddles, protects.
Nature is around participating in solidarity.