As early as 2015, Gabriel opened up new ways for the design of much smaller but more innovative church spaces in Germany with his hitherto extraordinary artistic concept for the new "Chapel of the Sun Song" (Laudes Creaturarum: Praise of the Creatures) in Mannheim. He also made a direct visual reference to the Pope's environmental encyclical "Laudato si".
In the wake of increasing demolition and profanation of old churches in Germany, Gabriel now wishes as counteroffensive, for more innovatively thought-out designs of completely new, substantially smaller chapel concepts worldwide, which will enclose the Christian communities in an appreciably warmer and more sheltered atmosphere: smaller - finer - more versatile. Above all touching, by virtue of the power of a completely new glass art – a symbolically, artistic transformation of the church and faith for the new millennium.
Making of the Chapel of the Sun Song
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