This white beauty is an art-piece of a Finnish group Avanto Architects and is situated in the city of Vantaa, Finland. The funeral chapel was designed in order to accentuate the surroundings of a city with a rich history. The simple design enables to accentuate a medieval stone church with a bell tower. The chapel itself concurs the surroundings. The same idea was used for materials and masses, a neat white plastered walled construction is complemented with stone and copper roof with a soft veneer.
The main theme was to keep serenity and dignity of the funeral act. “Polku” is a Finnish term of a road and represents the idea of the design; the road illustrates how soul leaves from mortality to eternity. A changing light and geometric shapes reflect any movement in the building. A number of courts separate individual parts of the act. The wall falls back from an observer to the light, the space brings reconciliation to the bereaved.