Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima, Japan. By NAP Architects & Hiroshi Nakamura.
When two become one. Could be the name of this chapel which is formed by two different stairways configured as a giant spiral. It is situated in Japan in the garden of a luxury resort in Onomichi, Hiroshima and it is an impressive structure with glass windows that allows day light to enter the interior and for the guests to enjoy the outside environment. The architectural team by Hiroshi Nakamira and NAP Architects, imagined a wedding chapel, with two separate stairways and two different entrances. It resembles the different lives that the couple had before they end up together, walking the isle.
The building’s exterior is finished with painted timber panels to protect the damage from the sea breeze wthile the glass windows all differ in height, thickness and shape. The reception hall can host up to 80 guestes, while on the top, there is a rooftop platform that overlooks the Hiroshima coastline.
Completion : 2013.12
Principal use : Chapel
Structure : S structure
Site area : 2500㎡
Total floor area : 80㎡
Building site : Hiroshima
Structure design : Ove Arup & Partners Ltd
photographed by : http://www.nacasa.co.jp/