Copenhagen's 19th century chapel is being re-purposed as a recreational cancer-care center for patients and it will be operated by the city's Center for Cancer and Health. The building dates back to the 1800s and features a beautifully laid-out red brick exterior with vine-covered walls. Uffe Leth and Karsten Gori are transforming the site into an activity center, called the Elephant House.
The recreational cancer-care center will offer survivors and those battling the disease spaces for rehabilitation, fitness, yoga, discussion groups and other events. The architectural remodeling and the reorganization of the building's interior give the 19th century chapel a more accessible feel. The space is well-lit with a welcoming interior and would be a great place to bring people together who are looking to experience moments of mindfulness.