The Hospital Chapel is a central focal point with a circular disc roof that provides a fascinating transition between outdoors and indoors
Chapel of worship as part of the new hospital building in Gødstrup, 150 m2. The building contains a church hall, a clergyman’s office and a room with a desk and kitchenette, together with toilet and cloakroom facilities.
The Chapel’s functions are located in a relatively narrow courtyard, enclosed by a circular disc roof. As a result, the Chapel is a central focal point, which shape-wise does not ‘collide’ with the geometry of the hospital.
The walls are individual sections, which in a Mondrian-like pattern define the layout of the ground plan. This also helps to emphasise the impact of the building as a focal point in the courtyard. The floating circular roof provides a fascinating transition between the interior and exterior of the building. The roof creates small, outdoor niches for contemplation and tranquillity.
The Chapel is connected to the hospital by a light, welcoming corridor. From the hospital you can look down through the corridor and get a sense of the Chapel’s special light, enjoying a view of the gardens and the Chapel’s reflecting pool.