Modern architecture: the distinctive Garnet Chapel Penken in the Zillertal Alps 06.07.2021

Commemorative stamp july Granatkapelle Penken

The commemorative stamp shows the Garnet Chapel on the shore of a reservoir on the
Penkenjoch in Tyrol's Zillertal valley. The modern structure was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. Located at 2,087 meters above sea level on the sunny plateau of the Penkenjoch, the chapel stands out due to its striking design. Twelve rhombus-shaped surfaces clad with Corten steel panels form the shape of a polished garnet. This gem has a special tradition in the Zillertal as an ornamental stone for traditional costumes. The strictly geometric design language is a trademark of the renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta. The interior walls of the chapel are kept simple and straightforward and lined with larch wood. The Garnet Chapel is dedicated to Blessed Engelbert Kolland, a Franciscan priest from the Zillertal. He was murdered in 1860 in his mission station in Damascus and beatified in 1926. His portrait as well as the altar made of walnut wood were created by the Tyrolean artist Markus Thurner. The chapel was consecrated on September 22nd 2013 - the day of Engelbert Kolland's baptism. The commemorative stamp in the "Modern Architecture in Austria" series with a face value of EUR 2.75 will be issued in an edition of 250,000 stamps in sheets of 50. As of July 16, it will be available at all post offices, at and from Österreichische Post AG's collector service.

series: Modern architecture in Austria
value: 2.75 Euro
first day of issue: 16.07.2021
stamp size: 50.00 x 31.80
graphic design: Karin Klier
printing: Joh. Enschedé Stamps B. V.
offset printing
quantity: 240,000 stamps on sheets of 50 stamps

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