Helsinki’s Chapel Of Silence Is An “Off” Button For The Modern City

Helsinki’s Chapel Of Silence Is An “Off” Button For The Modern City
Design

In the middle of Helsinki, local church parishes have built a mysterious structure that promises to relieve modern existential anxieties.

Zack Cohn
  • 17 may 2012

In the Kamppi neighborhood of Helsinki, a group of local church parishes have joined together in erecting a structure that will offer refuge from the cognitive assault familiar in modern cities around the world. Named the Chapel Of Silence, this structure, built almost entirely out of wood, is a haunting, spherical landmark that rises out of the center of the city like a phantom ship run aground.

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