Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

Community Church Knarvik

- Knarvik - Norway

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. It 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 building 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.

Type: Culture

Location: Knarvik, Hordaland, Norway

Program: New community church with cultural and administration facilities

Client: Lindås Kyrkjelege Fellesråd

Size / value: 2,250 m2 building, 15,000 m2 total planning area / 80 mnoK

Commission type: invited competition (2010), 1st prize

Photo credits: Reiulf ramstad arkitekter

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