The Garden Chapel
Chinese studio AZL Architects designed Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel for a riverbank site in Wanjing Garden, a park in the city of Nanjing. A cross tops the 12-metre peak on the west facade, while a second low-level pitched roof nestled in the dip gives height to the church hall beneath. The building's most noticeable feature is its profile – a variation on the typical butterfly roof, an inverted structure that rises at its edges rather that at its centre. A stunning design in terms of transparancy, light and lines.