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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Skyscape Church in Vaaler, Norway by We Architecture

 
March 17th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: We Architecture

The beautiful Vaalerchurch from 1805 burnt down in the spring of 2009. We have designed a new church as a symbolic landmark to succeed the old building. The new Vaaler church is placed further east from the placement of the old church, marking the historic axis with its tower. The new building is designed as a simple box where one corner is lifted up in order to point out the church room and the tower.

Skyscape Church

  • Architects: We Architecture
  • Project: Skyscape Church
  • Location: Vaaler, Norway
  • Assignment: Open competition
  • Type: Church
  • Client: Vaaler Municipality
  • Year: 2011
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, KrystianDziopek, Karolina Kierner, Mette B. G. Steffensen, Kristian Hindsberg & Casper Berntsen

Skyscape Church

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 eachother 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.

Skyscape Church

Skyscape Church

Skyscape Church

Skyscape Church

Skyscape Church

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Skyscape Church

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