This tent-like sanctuary, for a Scout campground in Portugal’s rustic Idanha-a-Nova district, includes a collapsed zinc-clad rooftop that opens up towards the encompassing scene.
Plano Humano Arquitectos made the structure for the National Scout’s Activities Camp, on a level that has all encompassing perspectives of the close-by slopes.
The house of prayer was appointed for the event of the XXIII National Jamboree of Portuguese Catholic Scouts, which saw 22,000 members meet on the campground in eastern Portugal.
Motivation for the sanctuary originated from a few parts of the exploring knowledge, including outdoors, outside living and the development of straightforward structures.
While the sanctuary’s pitched-rooftop frame plainly brings out a run of the mill scout tent, it is likewise educated by the triangular state of the neckerchief worn by scouts.
“The sanctuary was thoroughly considered as a huge tent, with open ways to everybody, consistently: a steady inviting point for asylum, thought and contemplation”, said the studio.
“Its exceptionally straightforward shape, as a traditional tent, is framed by a peak rooftop, adjusted to get all guests.”
The building’s rooftop is brought and calculated downwards down to frame a passage and give the house of prayer an inviting impression and human scale.
At the contrary end the opening is higher and more extensive, making an ordeal that the modelers said intends to “raise the client to something higher, confronting an astonishing scene in foundation that intensifies these sensations”.
The structure’s symmetry is underlined by the arrangement of a little stone wellspring at the passageway with a straightforward stone sacrificial table at the contrary end of the house of prayer. Past this, a vast cross highlights the association between the building and the scene.
A channel laid into the house of prayer’s rock floor is loaded with water exuding from a spring on the site, which urges guests to take after its way into the building.
The collapsed structure includes 12 stick overlaid wooden pillars that suggest the 12 Apostles. The uncovered bars bolster boards of situated strand board (OSB) that loan the inside space a warm and inviting feel.
Zinc sheets with standing creases cover the rooftop that ascents to a stature of nine meters over the sacred place.
As per the designer, both of the structures essential materials were decided for their regular properties to help incorporate the working into its environment.
“Wood is a material generally utilized by scouts in their developments,” the planner called attention to. “It is a characteristic and conventional material, which gives robustness and solace.”
“Zinc, additionally a conventional material, is here picked for its magnificent characteristics of snugness, as well as for the sentiment insurance it gives.”
The zone before the sacrificial table can be utilized to situate numerous admirers on basic log seats. In this design, the whole structure turns into a sacrificial table, with the celebrant looking towards the scene.
“This is a profound place – a straightforward, consecrated presence,” Plano Humano Arquitectos closed. “It welcomes reflection, in experience with confidence, while anticipating a higher skyline.”