The Garden of Heavens

Forest Chapel, Pannonhalma, St Emery’s Hill

Architects: MOME Építészeti Intézet
Text: Anna Zsoldos
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The theoretical course held by Zoltán Körösvölgyi at Moholy-Nagy University of Arts in the academic year 2017/18 was titled Contemporary Sacred. As a result, works of art associated with the sacred were born in its wake instead of the common students’ essays. A student specialized in theology offered during teh course to hold a mass service for the group, but they had no venue suited for this purpose. In response, an architect student proposed that they could have a chapel built togeher. This a long-term design process was scheduled, and after a week’s work, now there is a chapel standing on St Emery’s Hill in Pannonhalma.

Architects: Kázmér Domokos, Eszter Kaderják, Dorottya Kéry, Anna Pongrácz, Noémi Éva Sebestyén
Mosaic work: Bíborka Kelemen
Consultants: Tamás Bene, Zoltán Körösvölgyi, Áron Vass-Eysen
Project coordination: Noémi Éva Sebestyén
Building works: Gergely Péter Barna, Benedek Benczúr, Márton Bene, Tamás Bene, Bertalan Bessenyey, Kázmér Domokos, Anna Dresch, Béla Dzsákomó, Sára Farkas, Lehel Heim, Patrik Horváth, Andor Erazmus Illés, Eszter Kaderják, Bíborka Kelemen, Dorottya Kéry, Csenge Király, Barnabás Kiss, Hanna Kopacz, Zoltán Körösvölgyi, Kitti Krusinszky, Aliz Kubinyi, Hanna Kubinyi, Ágnes László, Márton Losonczi, Bálint Lukovszki, Zoltán Nagy, Máté Lénárd Novák, Sára Pintér, Anna Pongrácz, Noémi Éva Sebestyén, Roland Solymos, Anna Soóki–Tóth, Szilárd Suba–Faluvégi, Balázs Suriny, Kíra Szabolcs, Blanka Szaksz, Patrik Tóth Fábián, Júlia Tudisco, András Turi, Áron Vass–Eysen
Supported by: Hello Wood, Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem, Pannonhalma Város Önkormányzata