Reiulf Ramstad Architects have designed this astonishing community church located in the Norwegian town of Knarvik. The unusual structure of the church fits perfectly with the rocky landscape. Despite its modern, dynamic silhouette the interior is very cozy, like a small, local church. The facade is made of wooden planks. The project was awarded the prize for the best religious building awarded in the competition Architizer A + Awards. Take a look at the complete story after the jump.
The church of Knarvik holds an important position as cultural provider and conveyer of the Christian message and community at holidays and in everyday life. The church will provide a framework for safe surroundings and simultaneously be a platform for cultural development, arts, and music in the community. The church is carefully adapted to the terrain and dimensioned to respect and blend harmoniously into the landscape’s vegetation, topography, and spatial quality. The church and its outdoor area has been developed with regard to the place and the future central square in Knarvik. The church of Knarvik will become a local venue for gatherings and faith throughout the week. The project aims to be inviting and inclusive for all people and also to be an inspiring, worthy place for gatherings that show respect for the Christian faith, people, climate, and the environment.