Community Church in Norway Displays Iconic Geometry

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The Knarvik Community Church is located on the west coast of Norway (north of Bergen) and overlooks the local town center. The building- deigned by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter – is adapted to an existing hillside between man-made and natural environment.

The church signals its function with a sacral dignity and a recognizable form. The compact volume is split into two stories on a rectangular plan, separating the sacred spaces above from the cultural and administrative functions below. An internal “church square” connects the two levels with an atrium stair into a continuous space, and may be joined or separated from the sanctuary with sliding glass walls.

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The building allows daylight into its volume through tall and narrow windows. At night, the warm glow of the interior reveals the religious and cultural events for the passer-by. Knarvik Community Church can host up to 500 people at once; it is a community landmark, thanks to its innovative character and central location.

“The church aspires to provide a platform for a safe upbringing for children and youth, to become a local venue for gatherings and faith, and to facilitate art, music and cultural development,”the architects concluded. [Information provided by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter; photos courtesy of Hundven Clements Photography]

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