Perched on a 15-meter high sloping hillside in Parque de la Cruz, the Chapel Santa Ana is a white building floating in the vast forest landscape.
Argentinian architect Daniel Cella, Pedro Peralta and Lucia Cella designed a white volume keeping the proportions of a traditional church, mimic the Jesuit and Franciscan buildings of the colonial era.
Architects: Daniel Cella, Pedro Peralta, Lucia Cella / Estudio Cella
Location: Santa Ana, Misiones, Argentina
Photography: Juan Martín Insua Clermont, Estudio Cella
The chapel is a prism double shell and gabled roof that defined by the directionality toward the cross and the lateral connection to the atrium plaza, a basement houses the sacristy, hidden below in the base.
The contrast between the materials that compose basaltic stone walls, white lime, glass curtain and wood interior.
The structure and roof are reinforced concrete in situ, the cross was resolved in galvanized steel and is covered with a skin of aluminum horizontal slats.