Peace Chapel | Lord’s Prayer of light

Submitted by Yvelle Gabriel

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Client: Caritas Mannheim

Location: Mannheim, Germany

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Artist

Yvelle Gabriel

Studio Gabriel

Industry Resource

Derix Glasstudios

Derix Glasstudios

Industry Resource

Amend Design

Amend Design

Overview

The Peace Chapel with the”Lord’s Prayer in light” inside the new Caritas Center “Go(o)d Shepherd” | Gabriel‘s artistic conception is based on the complete design of an inner “sacred heart room” for the new senior citizens residential center, in a former social hot spot, Mannheim City‘s ever changing district of “Schönau”.

Goals

The three luminous glass art objects are integrated into an overall sacral concept which include a holy geometric floor ornament, all the sacral wooden objects, altar, ambo and tabernacle as well as the round altar wall.

Process

In the last 12 months, Gabriel, Derix glassworks and the architects, Amend wood design, bound together in a symbiosis and created a very forward-looking, multifunctional implementation in a brand new Catholic weekday chapel - with direct access to the dining and common room areas of the residential complex and the district.

Additional Information

For Gabriel, the lateral "Amen window" deliberately transforms the “ Lord’s Prayer ” into bright white light while the shining Marien window in the middle comfortingly encloses the room of the chapel. The chapel is already being used as a spiritual tool, completely filled with the daily life of the new and changing district.