Architekt DI Hannes Sampl: Bergkapelle Kendlbruck - best architects 19 in gold
Architekt DI Hannes Sampl: Bergkapelle Kendlbruck - best architects 19 in gold
Architekt DI Hannes Sampl: Bergkapelle Kendlbruck - best architects 19 in gold
Architekt DI Hannes Sampl: Bergkapelle Kendlbruck - best architects 19 in gold

Architekt DI Hannes Sampl

Bergkapelle Kendlbruck

best architects 19 in gold

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Place

Kendlbruck / Austria

Photos

Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel

Description

The mountain chapel is a place of worship, a realm of contemplation and introspection. At the request of the owner, the chapel was laid out for a simple liturgical programme, but it is not a consecrated house of worship room in the strict sense. Instead, it is a place to pause, free of functional and liturgical constraints, a place that allows for many things. Overused symbols that are rarely questioned and well-intentioned gestures are taken into consideration here and adjusted from the point of view of cultural aesthetics. The built space is to be interpreted as a picture and not a container to be at best filled or decorated. The «pure space», the deliberate emptiness, arouses suspense and expectation as an optical counterpart to acoustic silence.  

»The project superbly demonstrates the technical advances made in historical log construction. Handcrafted wood joints are impressively combined with a high level of technical expertise and an aesthetic standard appropriate to the task and the location. A simple brief with lyrical results.«  

(Statement of the Jury) 

The chapel’s appearance is dictated by a simple rectangular floor plan with a steep gabled roof. Walls, floor and the roof structure are made from traditionally indented wood profiles «knitted» into a log house without the use of additional fasteners. The cross-section of one of these profiles determines the dimensions and proportions of the chapel, which correspond to the golden section. Offset gable walls, in other words the gable triangles with their horizontal slats, mediate between exterior and interior. They let light into the self-contained interior while also serving as a filter and weather protection. In accordance with traditional building methods, all material comes from the immediate area and the building thus transforms the setting itself. 

born 1985 

1999 – 2004 HTL Hallstatt interior/furniture design 

2004 – 2005 Präsenzdienst 

2005 – 2011 Architectural study FH Kärnten Spittal/Drau 

2013 – 2015 Postgraduate study «überholz» Kunstuniversität Linz 

2016 graduation as Ziviltechniker 

stays abroad for several month in Italy, Southafrika and USA 

 

07 - 12/2007 Architektur Atelier Walter Unterrainer 

04 - 12/2009 Strobl Architekten 

2008 – 2011 Studentische Assistenz bei Prof. Dr. Peter Nigst – FH Kärnten 

2011 – 2017 LP architektur ZT GmbH 

2012 Publication «WEITERDENKEN . über das Bauernhaus» 

in colaboration with Peter Nigst, Adolph Stiller and Helmut Dietrich 

since 2018 independent architect