After an avalanche destroyed the previous chapel in Sumvitg in 1984, the Disentis monastery held an architectural competition that Peter Zumthor won. The new Saint Benedict Chapel was completed in 1988 and its shape can be seen in many different ways: as half an infinity symbol, as a leaf, as a boat or a water drop.
Caplutta Sogn Benedetg bird's eye view
Caplutta Sogn Benedetg bird's eye view
Caplutta Sogn Benedetg in Sumvitg
Caplutta Sogn Benedetg in Sumvitg
Caplutta Sogn Benedetg
Caplutta Sogn Benedetg
The wooden pillars appear to support the roof like a large canopy.
minimalist wooden interior of Caplutta Sogn Benedetg
minimalist wooden interior of Caplutta Sogn Benedetg
Caplutta Sogn Benedetg ceiling
Caplutta Sogn Benedetg ceiling
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