Capela do Monte

Chapel on the mountain Lagos / Portugal / 2018

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Capela do Monte is a recent project by Pritzker-winning architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. It represents a contemporary minimalist chapel that sits in the beautiful Algarvian countryside and designed to function entirely without water or electricity. 


The building was inaugurated in March 2018 and it’s truly stunning in it’s simplicity, strong lines and textures. Capela was built to be the focal point of the future Monte da Charneca Center – a rural retreat which is scheduled for completion in 2021. The existing part of the original village is already self-sufficient, with it’s own water and power supply, and the future master plan of the center will have a primary focus on eco-tourism and sustainability.

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    Capela do Monte is a recent project by Pritzker-winning architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. It represents a contemporary minimalist chapel that sits in the beautiful Algarvian countryside and designed to function entirely without water or electricity.  The building was inaugurated in March 2018 and it’s truly stunning in it’s simplicity, strong lines and textures. Capela was built to be the focal point of the future Monte da Charneca Center – a rural retreat which is scheduled...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Cemeteries and cemetery chapels / Churches
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