Sunset Chapel by BNKR Arquitectura

The hills of Acapulco, Mexico, are covered in granite boulders. Raised high above the surrounding vegetation, the stark concrete of BNKR Arquitectura’s memorial Sunset Chapel mimetically embodies the strength and solidity of the massive stones. The main window of the chapel looks towards the port city of Acapulco, once famed as a playground for America’s rich and famous but now a place of fading glitz and glamour. While there are still many beach resorts, the city is now notorious for drug related violence. The city’s change of fortune reflects the philosophy behind the Sunset Chapel: a place where endings are contemplated and the continuing glory of nature’s endless cycle of decay and renewal is celebrated.