Chapelle Soeurs franciscaines de la Miséricorde
With its distinctive shape and traditional slate covering, the chapel acts as a landmark in Clervaux, Luxembourg. Its wooden structure inside is an analogy to the straps and ribs of earlier church buildings. The floor covering, altar and pedestal for the liturgical furniture are all worked in the Gilsdorf stone, a traditional material from the north of Luxembourg. The view of nature, the restrained colours and the natural light from above make the chapel a place of worship, peace and meditation.
Statement of the jury
The characteristic wooden structure that spans the entire space and is visible in the interior lends the chapel its own unique identity. The purist architecture, with its striking, rhythmically repeating frame structure, creates fascinating lighting moods and harmonises perfectly with the sandstone floor.