Capilla del Retiro

Capilla del Retiro is designed by Undurraga Deves Arquitectos, Cristian Undurraga. The building is located in Los Andes Valley,Chile. The Valley of Andesis a very beautiful and fertile area in the Center of Chile. The construction was finalized in 2009 and has a construction surface are of 620 sqm.

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Beautiful place for those who want to relax and meditate, the place is visited by pilgrims who come here full of a desire for transcendence and in search of silence and recollection. The entry is very interesting because you feel like you get slowly into a bunker. Entry seems to go slowly to the middle of the earth. The left and right walls are covered with stones that are mounted chaotic.

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The main material used in building the chapel was concrete and the volume is strictly economical. On the ground level the structure looks like a box of concrete. At the lower level, more like the foundation level, the place has the main room. The room consists in long benches that fit many people, for important gatherings. Outside the building there is a yellow cross that makes the place more visible. In the main room, the walls that surround it are made from big glass windows. The glass windows are making the room very bright.{found on archdaily and pics by Sergio Pirrone}.