The concept itself is simple: create a place for people to come and find peace. That’s it. No fan-fare, no hubbub, but a place of hope and healing, quiet contemplation and a sense of connectedness. The design and technology aspects of this project are exciting and innovative to be sure, but our goal is to create a sacred space that will last. Whether you walk the park above or descend slowly to the Chapel beneath, we want visitors to breathe in, find places to stop and think, pray and feel closer to God.
The site is located on Ebenezer Church Road, adjacent to Umstead Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, on a sloped terrain with a beautiful forest next to Richland Creek. While the Chapel itself will exist 15 meters underground, there will be a landmark tower in the park above that has multiple functions, including holding the chapel bells and bringing light and ventilation to the interior.