Hansjörg Göritz  Studio - Works

Latvian Baptist Chapel

Former Secret Soviet Warport

Karosta, Latvia



After a century of cast off Zarist imperialist and Soviet occupations, the Republic of Latvia rebuilds its impressive Baltic culture. This chapel, dedicated to their indigenous Baptist religion, sets a counterpart to the tall Russian orthodox St Nicholas cathedral. Tugged into an urban oasis with of grove of Baltic firs, a triangular procession ramp descends to a baptismo, submerged in Baltic bay sands. At water table level a tetrahedron volume forms an equal lateral triangular oculus towards the instance of zenithal light into this cryptic substance.


Project Team

Melissa Morris, Brandon McCloy