Through several contrasting features, this striking chapel in Acapulco, Mexico embodies feelings of both hope and sadness. Mexico City-based Bunker Arquitectura constructed the Sunset Chapel on top of a hill and gave it an appearance of a huge boulder that blends into the natural environment.

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Sunset Chapel, Bunker Arquitectura, concrete, chapel, Mexico, green architecture, natural light, granite, religious architecture

Bunker Arquitectura combined contrasting materials – glass and concrete – to embody elements of transparency and solidity, merging opposing ideas and religious contexts. The chapel mimics the large granite rocks piled up on the hill to blend into the surrounding landscape.

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Sunset Chapel, Bunker Arquitectura, concrete, chapel, Mexico, green architecture, natural light, granite, religious architecture

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A triangular aperture functions as the main entrance into the small interior, while smaller slits in the walls provide views of the surroundings and allow natural light inside. A fully glazed wall on the upper floor features a crucifix which dominates the space.

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Photos by Esteban Suárez

Sunset Chapel, Bunker Arquitectura, concrete, chapel, Mexico, green architecture, natural light, granite, religious architecture

Sunset Chapel, Bunker Arquitectura, concrete, chapel, Mexico, green architecture, natural light, granite, religious architecture

Sunset Chapel, Bunker Arquitectura, concrete, chapel, Mexico, green architecture, natural light, granite, religious architecture