St. Benedict Chapel (Back Door) The St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel, outside the city of Turku stands on a small hill on the island of Hirvensalo. The shape of the building follows the contours of the site and is constructed like an upturned boat. The chapel is divided into two parts: the chapel in the front part and a gallery in the back. The visitor can study the works of art during the service. The back of the church is only lighten by a small opening in the roof whereas the front has big windows on both sided of the altar. The idea was that one walks from darkness towards light from a hidden source. In the course of time, natural light will turn the tone of the timber to a reddish color.
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