Bamboo Chapel

Religious Planning + Urban Design

This innovative bamboo chapel in La Calera, Colombia, epitomizes sustainable design, seamlessly incorporating LEED principles. Its structure, predominantly crafted from locally-sourced bamboo, curves gently, mirroring the organic forms found in nature. The design is open and airy, promoting natural ventilation and lighting, which reduces the need for artificial temperature control and lighting. The chapel's translucent roof allows soft light to filter through, minimizing energy consumption while creating a serene, illuminated sanctuary. This eco-friendly approach extends to the surrounding cemetery complex, where green spaces and natural materials provide a tranquil and restorative environment, celebrating life's continuum with minimal environmental impact.

Project name
Bamboo Chapel
Urban Design | Religious
La Calera | Colombia