A chapel made of wood and stone located on a grassy hillside in western Austria by Bernardo Bader Architects. The chapel replaces an old one that had occupied the site for 200 years and the architects felt that it was no longer possible to renovate the building. The wood facade is intended to grey as it weathers, similar to the old farmhouses in the area, with the interior covered in the same light wood. The chapel is meant to "unite the historical and traditional aspects that characterizes many places in the Bregenzerwald."
The basic shape is based on the existing 200 year old chapel and includes a main ship as well as an apse. The shape of the room is new—an outstanding steep rising spatial folding made out of wood. The inside of the chapel is dominated by the homogeneous material of the wall and the roof. The light that shines through the frontal window is providing a special atmosphere. The statue of mother of God, originated from the existing building, is arranged in an other way than in the classical concepts at the side of the apse. The view straight ahead through the white apse leads directly into the nature. Whoever enters the chapel leaves the solid ground and proceeds a reflective journey.+