© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

Chapel in Netos by Pedro Maurício Borges

Location between Lisbon and Porto, a stone’s throw from the seaside town of Figueira da Foz, the Chapel in Netos (Capela de Santa Filomena) is a beautiful and abstract building standing in stark contrast to its suburban surroundings.

Architects: Pedro Maurício Borges
Location: Figueira, Coimbra, Portugal
Photography: Fernando Guerra / FG+SG, Vincent Leroux

Chapel in Netos by Pedro Maurício Borges
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
Chapel in Netos by Pedro Maurício Borges
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
Chapel in Netos by Pedro Maurício Borges
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
Chapel in Netos by Pedro Mauricio Borges
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

Designed by architect Pedro Maurício Borges, this small chapel has diamond-like spectacular shape and extreme simplicity interior.

Chapel in Netos by Pedro Maurício Borges
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

A glass windows frames a compelling statue of Christ in the northwest façade facing the road, the image of Christ is visible from the street, and as an altarpiece when he turned.

Chapel in Netos by Pedro Maurício Borges
© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
Chapel in Netos by Pedro Maurício Borges
© Vincent Leroux

It has been consecrated in 2009 to Netos, a village on the west coast of Portugal.