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MIHO Chapel

The unique exterior of the chapel is made from some of the world’s largest stainless steel panels. The ultra-large panels, measuring 18.5 m long and between 600 and 1,500 mm wide, all differ slightly, in their twisted geometry.
In order to turn the concept of the world-renowned architect, I.M. Pei, into reality, we took on difficult challenges such as machine cutting, surface finishing, and radial edge cutting, enabling the architectural plans to be realized to a high level of precision.

The chandelier in the interior of the chapel is a 12 m diameter ring with a diamond-shaped profile, suspended at three points using an unusual suspension system.

Product Material Metal Finishes
or
Metalwork
Exterior Panels Stainless Steel Silky Blast
ProjectMIHO Chapel
ArchitectI.M. Pei Architects, IO Architect, Masatoyo Ogasawara Architects
ContractorShimizu Corporation
Completion2012
LocationKoga City, Shiga Prefecture