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Idanha-a-Nova Chapel awarded at the ‘Loop Design Awards’

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The ‘Loop Design Awards‘ are an international award that rewards the best that is done in world architecture and has a multidisciplinary jury that includes renowned designers, editors, photographers and architects, including Maurizio Meossi of Zaha Hadid Architects, Fokke Moerel from MVRDV, and Manuel Aires Mateus from Atelier Aires Mateus e Associados.

The Capela de Nossa Senhora de Fátima was inaugurated in the summer of 2017 and, since then, it has been featured in national and international publications and design and architecture awards.

The project for the chapel was designed by the studio Plano Humano Arquitetos.

Among other distinctions, it has already won the World Architecture Community Awards, Archizinc Trophy, Architizer A+Awards and the International Architecture Awards.

The inspiration for this construction, dedicated to Our Lady of Fátima, was born from the core of the Scout experience: the outdoor life, the camp, the tent, the sobriety and simplicity of the constructions and lifestyle.

It consists of a structure of wood and zinc and has a total length of 12 meters and a maximum height of nine meters; the 12-beam structure is an allusion to the Apostles of Jesus Christ.

Also the ends of the building, in a pointed shape, allude to the scout scarf, a symbol of promise and commitment in this movement.

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