Spheron Architects

Belarusian Memorial Chapel

This new build wooden chapel was commissioned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. This chapel has been designed to serve as a reminder of the traumatic loss of a great number of rural settlements in Belarus and Ukraine.

The design draws inspiration from the rural wooden churches in Belarus, and aims to combine their traditional architectural language with contemporary building technologies and concepts. The materials palette was restricted to wood and glass to reflect the austere and tranquil beauty of traditional wooden churches.

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AJ Online

AJ Specification

Architecture Today

RIBAJ Online

Architecture Daily



Shortlisted, World Architecture Festival 2018

Longlisted, RIBA MacEwen Awards 2018

Commended, National Churches Trust Architecture Awards 2017

Winner, RIBA Award 2017

Winner, NLA People’s Choice Award 2017

Finalist, Offsite Awards 2017

Shortlisted, RICS Awards 2017

Shortlisted, New London Awards 2017

Shortlisted, Wood Awards 2017

Shortlisted, Structural Timber Awards 2017

Shortlisted, Blueprint Awards 2017

Shortlisted, AJ Architecture Awards 2017


Images © Joakim Borén


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