April 23: Southern Finland tour – Art Chapel, Turku
The next stop was St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel, designed by Sanaksenaho Architects and completed in 2005. It contains a small art exhibit area in the rear part of the nave.
Momentary glo-fi sun totem thru the bus window.
A last bit of ski snow.
The sides of the chapel are sheathed in copper.
The inside, meanwhile, is all warm wood, with nice integrated details like this window/seat.
Looking down the nave.
Artificial light natural light.
Blue sky at the apse.
Lots of nice joinery.
Hey there's a tree!
Back toward the entrance.
We were grateful for the first real sunny warmth of the semester.
A quite Nordically elegant sculpture, with a nice bit of tectonics/stereotomics.
And finally, a view of the entire chapel.