The Wedding Chapel structure is a direct translation of an intuitive 3d sketch by Ilona Lénárd. She picks up the pen of the 3d digitizer and traces very quickly trajectories in 3d space. This continuous curve, which takes on the form of a complex nest, is literally used for the construction of the Wedding Chapel. Between certain section of the curves double curved surfaces are created to form the envelope of the enclosed space for the wedding ceremony. A curved path graciously curls up from the landscape into the Wedding Chapel.
Design team: Ilona Lénárd [sketch with 3d digitizer], Kas Oosterhuis, Gijs Joosen, Marthijn Pool, Xin Xia | commissioned by CIPEA building expo Nanjing | 2007