11.05.2021 Project


In cooperation with renowned architects, the Siegfried and Elfriede Denzel Foundation established in the district of Dillingen a.d. Danube seven modern wooden chapels. 

The property of the chapel near Oberthürheim is located at a road fork west of the village in the middle of fields on the edge of a small wood. The wayside cross is marked by large chestnut trees from afar. The desire for simplicity led to the archetype “house” in the design process, that can be found in many chapels along the way. This reduction turns the place into a place to rest. The building material wood, which has grown in nature – its structural assembly, the interlocking and stacking – is part of the architectural reduction. Inside, 172 colored glasses bathe the chapel room in a deep blue light during the day, as well as a golden-yellow cross in the west-facing gable wall. 

Eckhart Matthäus © Siegfried and Elfriede Denzel Foundation