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Tri-naval (3 ship)* Ecumenical Chapel – International Scuplture Park Art Site

Péter Rainer designed and built a chapel in the International Sculpture Park Art Site, from materials found in the close vicinity of this site. 

Brief introduction

Who has heard of a tri-naval chapel? Who has seen a tri-naval chapel? Of course, there are lots of churches and cathedrals with three naves, but a chapel with three naves? How can a chapel become tri-naved? It can be done, for real, putting three ships together, topped with a double cross made of oars.


photo: Péter Rainer



*Translator's note: in Hungarian ’hajó’ also has the meaning of ship, hence the pun in the above introduction.

 

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