Chapel of St. Wendelin, Osek nad Bečvou
2013 – 2017
|Team:||Petr Pelčák, Petr Uhrín, Marcela Uřídilová (project supervisor)|
|Art work:||statue / Jiří Středa, mural painting / Hana Puchová|
|Photographs of the model:||David Židlický|
This family chapel in the foothills of the Oderské vrchy is located in a field historically owned by a family of farmers persecuted after the Communist coup d’état. It is dedicated to the memory of the commissioner’s grandfather. The commissioner built it with self-help.
It is placed onto a mountain ridge landscape, but not at the top, but on the slope at the edge of a wood incorporated into the rhythm of a cherry tree orchard at a field path and facing out to the east on the village of Osek and the top of Hostýn hill. It is placed in the landscape with the precise geometry of its structure defined by Le Corbusier’s Modulor with the abstract white colour and material of concrete boarding with the tree trunks. The vertically channeled structure given by the impression created by the carefully arranged trunks of boarding can be perceived as a motif consecrated to nature, as well as a basic motif of human culture and an ancient sacred symbol. The rose window of the eastern facade is “glazed’ with transparent and blue glass “stones”, this being waste from glass-makers pans from melting glass. The mural painting was painted by Hana Puchová, the statue was carved by Jiří Středa and the bell workshop Tomášková – Dytrychová made the bell.