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The chapel will be made out of foam cut with a CNC machine and then covered in zinc. Internally, the chapel will be lined in warm plywood. A petal-shaped opening allows light to fill the space.

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“It is a place close to the city hall for the people of Almere to be able to get married but also close to the hospital where people can mourn. It is a location for the Christmas nativity scene in December, and a quiet place for reflection and small services throughout the rest of the year,” said Van Zuuk.

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Four other individuals won the competition to build in Almere, and those designs will include gardens, a bridge and a community area. The plan is to bring people to the lake and improve the area, revitalizing a forgotten space. MVRDV has also presented plans to update the area.

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