Being listened to without being judged. This is the main purpose of the Kamppi Chapel of Silence, that has been recently opened in Helsinki, Finland.
The curved wooden structure without windows serves as a refuge to the people who want to express their problems to the social workers in a calm and warm atmosphere, replacing the traditional social offices.
The access to the chapel is through a glaze entrance and concrete corridor, and another great aspect to the inside of this build is the indirect toplight, illuminating the interior space.
The chapel was developed by K2S Architects, also based in Helsinki. I really like the warmth and the feeling of being involved with the wood.