26, September, 2009
Architect: Christian Kerez
Location: Oberrealta, Switzerland
The chapel stands at the edge of a meadow terrace over the valley level of the Hinterrheins. Up to beginning 20. Century stood here a chapel, which was dedicated to the holy Nepomuk. It should protect the valley against inundations. After the adjustment of the Rhine the holy one lost its task and the chapel purged. 1994 were established on the foundation walls a new chapel. The too preserving findings were enclosed thereby. The concrete hut is a clear, sharp edged limited body and defines the unusual place in the landscape. It exhibits no architectural details and possesses neither equipment nor technical installations. A space house is less religious place as rather indication of the memory. A Revisualisierung of the genius loci.