Farewell chapel Krašnja
The farewell chapel sits next to a previously existing graveyard in a village close to Ljubljana. It was designed for the needs and traditions of a small community of Krašnja. The chapel is integrated into the hill following the rising landscape contours around the graveyard. Three embracing curved walls divide the space into distinct programmed zones: a service area, an interior farewell space, and a large chapel plateau that opens onto the surrounding hill. A concrete retaining wall divides the plateau from the hill, creating an external curve that embraces the farewell chapel. The internal curve which encompasses the main farewell space is a larch dressed wall, partly glazed, overlooking a small entry square used for open summer funeral gatherings. The service spaces such as restrooms, a kitchenette, storage and a wardrobe are distributed along the back wall. Finally, the roof, which can be accessed via ramp, follows its own curve partly covering the entry square and offers a rain shelter and a sun-protecting element. Instead of a visible catholic symbol, the sign is silently integrated into a building form.