Skyscape Church by We_Architecture
Project: Skyscape Church
Designed by We Architecture
Project Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Krystian Dziopek, Karolina Kierner, Mette B. G. Steffensen, Kristian Hindsberg, Casper Berntsen
Client: Vaaler Municipality
Location: Vaaler, Norway
Skyscape Church in Norwegian town of Vaaler is work of Denmark based We_Architecture, who for their design solution created a splendid showcase of contemporary architecture engaging with religious sentiment.
About the Project:
The functions are organized in such way that the church is highly flexible regarding alternative use of the building. The entrance hall and the church room are placed alongside each other so that the two spaces can be joined and create one large room for events such as Christmas market or concerts. Inside the church room, the ceiling is composed of a stepping grid construction in wood like an inverted skyscape, letting light into the room.
Representative for the important forestry industry in the municipality of Vaaler, the new monument is to be made of massive timber elements, defining the church as an innovative and ambitious establishment in the local community.
Source ArchDaily. *