The main purpose of the project was to create a chapel, where everyone, despite their religion could feel closer to god and pray. Therefore, Abkhazian region was chosen as a project site, because according to statistics, it's Georgia's most religiously diverse area. Chapel is located on North-West side of Abkhazia, on the lake Ritsa. Area is extremely full with untouched beauty of nature, which is a perfect place for mental calmness and relaxation. Lake's landscape is quite raised, around 800+ meters from the sea level. Statistics. According to the public polls and researches in 2007 people in Abkhazia shared following religious beliefs: Orthodox Christians - 45%; Muslims - 22%; Abkhazian Religion - 7%; Idolatrous - 4%; Judaists - 3%; Other Religion - 4%; Atheists - 8%; Didn't Answer - 7%.
We are a small team of architects with lasting keen interest in our job. What really makes us choose architecture in its intrinsic appeal is the connection of science, technology and logic with art, craft and creativity. Four years' academic study of architecture, transformed our instinctive excitement and imagination about architecture into systematic knowledge and comprehensive understanding. Study of architectural courses, such as architectural structure, mechanics and materials science, made us realize that architecture not only gives importance on aesthetics, but also on the more essential functionality and practicality. As an ambitious and diligent team, our passion for challenges is truly immense. Deadlines, obstacles, limits and most importantly unsolved problems are what push our creativity forward. We constantly create our own environment for it to benefit what we need to accomplish in the next step. Feel free to contact us for more information.