Gallery: Sacred Soil: Berlin’s Rammed-Earth Reconciliation Chapel is Pa...

 
Risen literally from the dust of a divided Berlin, the Chapel of Reconciliation stands as one of the most compelling examples of contemporary rammed-earth architecture I've seen in a long time. Located on a site that had once been a deadly no-man's-land, the Chapel is Berlin's first public building, and sole church, constructed of load-bearing earth. As the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's demolition approaches, let's take a look at this symbolic building and how it came to be.

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