Chapel and Museum/ Laboratory of the Landscape


Section through a cantilevered glass bridge, cast from an ancient volcanic basalt formation into a sandstone fossil bed. Making a deep room in the earth and a path from one landscape in time to another, from the Jurassic to the Triassic period. In excavating formwork within the soft sandstone, in which to cast the glass bridge, a paleontological dig is conducted. A three hundred and fifty million year old history of the beginning of the evolution of the big dinosaurs is held in this earth archive.

Despite the fact that the various spaces made on this site have been assigned specific names related to a chapel and a museum, at a fundamental level both are chapel and museum at once. They are places of contemplation, of the world and ourselves.