Sterret: Sunshine Farms Chapel
Spirituality and symbolism are foremost in church design, and that was Krumdieck A+1 Design’s approach for a faith-based camp in Sterret. The chapel is open yet protected by an outstretched roof plane that cradles the space below. Water, a symbol of life, culminates at the foot of a wooden cross that dominates the chapel. An entry sequence begins along a path through the woods, and ascends with steps leading to the base of a cistern where rainwater is collected. Water flows through a trough passing under the stone floor, which steps down in three places and is revealed again in seven squares. The project won the 2009 AIA Birmingham chapter Honor Award.
Photo credit: Krumdieck A+1