Community Church Knarvik

Community Church Knarvik, Bergen - Norway, Reiulf Ramstad Architects
Construction year: 2014
Address: Kvernhushaugane 19, Isdalstø | KNARVIC | Norway
Latitude/Longitude: 60.54924, 5.28825

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.

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

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