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Kapelle im Olympiastadion Berlin / Mural graphics

Kapelle im Olympiastadion Berlin
Kapelle im Olympiastadion Berlin

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Discipline: Interior Architecture

The chapel is a “preaching” room encouraging the dialogue with God. Centrally located in the Olympic stadium, it is formed by an elliptic gold-plated wall, which envelopes the room like a screen. Biblical quotations as mural graphics cover the golden surface. According to the Evangelist Johannes, Christ is the Logos, the word – and, according to a Christian Neoplatonic in the 6th century, gold is “the color of the heavenly beings close to the Logos”. Created by quotations from the Old and New Testament, the cross appears behind the altar. Word, symbol, material and space are united in an inseparable entity.

Client / Manufacturer

Evangelische Kirche

Evangelische Kirche
Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz
Berlin, Germany

Dr. Bernhard Felmberg (Initiator Kapellenneubau)

Design

Büro für Gestaltung Wangler & Abele

Büro für Gestaltung Wangler & Abele
München, Germany

Frank Abele (Grafische Gestaltung)

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Design

gmp Architekten

gmp Architekten
von Gerkan • Marg und Partner
Berlin, Germany

Prof. Volkwin Marg, Uta Graff (architektonisches und gestalterisches Gesamtkonzept)

Design

Rudi Meisel (Fotograf)

Rudi Meisel (Fotograf)
Berlin, Germany

Design

Christian Gahl (Fotograf)

Christian Gahl (Fotograf)
Berlin, Germany