The city of Verl created a place of quiet and reflection with the renovation of its parish funeral chapel. Featuring a design reduced to the bare essentials, the attention of visitors is directed to the front of the chapel. A concrete wall with a solid cross underscores the simple, unpretentious nature and gives the light-flooded space its sacred ambiance. To that end, lighting plays a key role: Two Occhio Più alto2 spotlights let the cross shine in gentle light and thereby accentuate its significance. Più sospeso suspended luminaires envelope the entire room in warm light and enable various lighting scenarios with lights that can be adjusted upward and downward. The entry is made entirely of glass. This enhances the feeling of openness and creates a connection to nature.
Year of realisation: 2014
Client: City of Verl
Architecture: Christian Ptatscheck, Verl
Lighting design: Beckhoff Technik und Design / Frank Drewitz
Area (UF): ca. 225 m²
Lighting: Più alto² 3d LED, Più sospeso LED
Photography: Robert Sprang, Munich