British Steyn Studio worked with the South African TV3 Architects company to design the Bosjes Chapel at the Bosjes Farm in Witzenberg, South Africa. The resulting study can be a good example of how religion structures can be designed differently within today’s changing circumstances and understanding.
The Elegance of Bosjes Chapel, which has a very special design with an ebb and flow, comes out. The fascinating ceiling made entirely of cast concrete is carried by steel constructions. The crucifix-detail between architectural steels and the glass joints combines a modern design chapel insight with a mystical church look. The concept, completely designed as a glass and white ceiling, emphasizes transparency and cleanliness by purifying it from the walls. In addition, the soft fluctuations in the middle of the roof combine with elevated planes in the corners, gaining a wing-like appearance. The roof with its splendid design resembles the silhouette of the mountains around it. The small water pool right in front of the chapel has an impressive atmosphere thanks to the nighttime lighting.
The design team not only designed the Bosjes Chapel in terms of architecture, but also quoted from the Bible. The architects drew inspiration for the form from the biblical passage Psalm 36:7: “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”