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Kuokkala Church / OOPEAA

  • 01:00 - 12 August, 2010
Kuokkala Church / OOPEAA
Kuokkala Church / OOPEAA, © Jussi Tianen
© Jussi Tianen

© Jussi Tianen © Jussi Tianen © Jussi Tianen © Jussi Tianen +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Syöttäjänkatu 4, 40520 Jyväskylä sub-region, Finland
  • Architects

    Lassila Hirvilammi Architects
  • Chief Architect

    Anssi Lassila
  • Interior Architect

    Teemu Hirvilammi
  • On Site Architect

    Jani Jansson
  • Collaborators

    Virve Väisänen, Juha Pakkala, Janne Kähkönen, Matias Topi, Yoshimasa Yamada
  • Client

    Parish of Jyväskyla
  • Area

    1311.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The wish of the Parish of Jyväskylä was to build “a church that looks like a church”. Our proposal was a simple, sculptural form within which all of the church’s different functions could be contained. The design is “of our time”, yet permeated with nods to and re-interpretations of church-building tradition.

© Jussi Tianen
© Jussi Tianen

The east-west oriented building stands centrally on Kuokkala Square, the focal point of Jyväskylä’s Kuokkala district. The church is roofed and clad in overlapping slate tiles, with wood and copper details around the entrances supplement the overall visual aspect. The church is flanked by a granite stairway and walls which, together with the bell tower on the square, usher visitors towards the main entrance.

© Jussi Tianen
© Jussi Tianen

The church’s functions are located across three storeys, with the church offices opening directly onto the market square. On the main floor, the church hall and parish meeting hall can be combined to create a shared space onto which the floor’s children’s and youth facilities also adjoin. A gallery houses the organ and cantors' office.

© Jussi Tianen
© Jussi Tianen

The church is predominantly wooden. The church ceiling is a combined glulam frame and wooden gridshell construction, which visually integrates the separate hall spaces. The gridshell was assembled and laminated together in-situ in three sections.

© Jussi Tianen
© Jussi Tianen

Locally sourced spruce has been used throughout the church, from its bearing structures to its interior surfaces and fixtures. The church hall furnishings are in ashwood and the altar furniture is limewood, a species used historically for the carving of wooden icons.

© Jussi Tianen
© Jussi Tianen
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AllAboutDoor&Windows · June 22, 2012

Love color contrast in this church: http://t.co/1fyIOLMQ Dark on the outside, bright on the inside. Lots of light!

André Amaral · January 21, 2012

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giacomo abbà · December 19, 2011

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archie · June 22, 2011

absolutely wonderful...
the nave lighting is amazing.
great building, congrats

joseph n. biondo · June 22, 2011

Very well done - great use of materials.

siin03 · January 30, 2011
sandra frem · December 06, 2010

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Afonso Condi · September 14, 2010

RT“@bluevertical: Kuokkala Church by Lassila Hirvilammi http://is.gd/f8V2r #architecture #interiordesign #minimalism #church *sharp design”

bluevertical · September 14, 2010

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Lucas_Bg · September 09, 2010

I love this church. The relationship of natural daylight and the skins of shading is stunning. Very appropriate for a sanctuary space.

FAUST eduardo · August 29, 2010

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jasonlee · August 23, 2010

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Infomancer · August 17, 2010

Gorgeous, textural church interior: http://ow.ly/2qTYZ #architecture

JISUK LEE · August 17, 2010

holy church!
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Ami Marton · August 16, 2010

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Jegan.M.V.Murugan · August 14, 2010

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Karl Cerenko / ck · August 14, 2010

archdayly: “a church that looks like a church” - einfache skulpturale Form mit faszinierendem Innenraum: http://ht.ly/2p623#

Olga Sh · August 14, 2010

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Tristan · August 14, 2010

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archi · August 14, 2010

It's nice to see architecture for the community that uses it, rather than for the ego of the architect who designed it.

Ron Geyer · August 14, 2010

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thykw · August 14, 2010

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thykw · August 14, 2010

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elkhouri arq · August 14, 2010

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jdcarling · August 13, 2010

This is really refreshing. The fact that they actually wanted this to look like a church is exciting and well executed here.

Alot of clients in the U.S. request churches to look like, quote "an Office Building" or lodge or YMCA.

arqsesti · August 13, 2010

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Andy Marshall · August 13, 2010

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linas · August 13, 2010

amazing in every aspect....speechless

architektourist · August 13, 2010

Was für ein Innenraum! Das Licht, die Materialien - erhebend. via @archdaily http://ht.ly/2p623

Whu · August 13, 2010

very very nice.............

kstrandlund · August 13, 2010

RT @holycowcreative: Such a great looking, ethereal looking, church building. http://bit.ly/bFOVka (thx. @AdrienneRewi)

alex · August 13, 2010

I wasn't expecting those lovely interiors when I first saw the external photographs. A really nice surprise from Lassila Hirvilamm!

stephen proctor · August 13, 2010

RT @holycowcreative: Such a great looking, ethereal looking, church building. http://bit.ly/bFOVka (thx. @AdrienneRewi)

Michael Buckingham · August 13, 2010

Such a great looking, ethereal looking, church building. http://bit.ly/bFOVka (thx. @AdrienneRewi)

Nom_de_Guerre · August 13, 2010

Awesome building...

Hashzeta · August 13, 2010

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brb001 · August 13, 2010

hmm...I could not find any plans to burn it down (maybe somebody in Finland can check on that) but in the meantime it looks like a rather handsome building.

Nicolás Saieh · August 12, 2010

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Mark Gardner · August 12, 2010

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jennifer koskinen · August 12, 2010

My kind of religious experience!! Kuokkala Church / Lassila Hirvilamm | @ArchDaily http://bit.ly/bMsGAh

Adrienne Rewi · August 12, 2010

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Architecture+Molding · August 12, 2010

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Paul · August 12, 2010

Wow. Amazingly beautiful. The relationship between the nave and the shell is really beguiling.

Luis Bolaños · August 12, 2010

traditional and contemporary. And so finnish: RT @archdaily: Kuokkala Church / Lassila Hirvilamm http://archdai.ly/cVLseY #architecture

Roman Rangel Ordoñez · August 12, 2010

Interesante diseño de iglesia en Finlandia. Aunque me gusta mas el interior que el exterior. http://bit.ly/b8wPCk

Roman Rangel Ordoñez · August 12, 2010

Interesante diseño de iglesia en Finlandia. Aunque me gusta mas el interior que el exterior. http://bit.ly/b8wPCk

Roman Rangel Ordoñez · August 12, 2010

Interesante diseño de iglesia en Finlandia. Aunque me gusta mas el interior que el exterior. http://bit.ly/b8wPCk

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rental_watanabe 2.0 · August 12, 2010

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ileso · August 12, 2010

when are they going to burn it down?
I would like to watch

Rick S. · August 13, 2010 04:17 PM

Be my guest and watch it burn. Seating comfortably inside.

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