The competition called for temporary structures that could be put together in two hours or less (when you’ve waited 22 years, you don’t want to wait too much longer for a pop-up chapel), and that requires a footprint of no more than 8 square feet. Most of the 56 submissions came from New York designers.
Guy Zucker’s double helix design took first place in part because the two pieces of the chapel can not exist without the other – a sentiment that definitely underpins a strong marriage. Not only are these chapels temporary, but they are also made out of recycled materials that can in turn be recycled. Now that’s a marriage of design and sustainability that we can live with!