Raum der Stille
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg
The new Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport houses a Christian chapel as well as a so-called Room of Silence. The Room of Silence serves as an equal retreat for people from a wide range of cultures and religions. The sacred complex consists of five rooms: two prayer rooms, two courtyards and one shared entrance hall. The chapel will be complete with a cross, altar and 15 seats. The Room of Silence’s centerpiece is a bronze compass rose embedded in the floor.
All walls and floors along with the stepped vaulted ceilings of the prayer rooms are made of fired bricks. gmp Architekten place a special emphasis on the process of firing and processing the material, which creates the unmistakable lively surface of the bricks. The use of the chosen material together with the architectural formation of the simple, geometric form creates an expression of high intensity, which in its appearance refers to the origins of mankind as well as to local building traditions of old places of worship in Berlin and Brandenburg.