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New Church in Norway Proposal / Studio BANG

New Church in Norway Proposal / Studio BANG
Courtesy of Studio BANG
Courtesy of Studio BANG

Studio BANG shared with us their design proposal for the competition for Ny Våler Kirke, a new church in Norway. Through creating a perceivable tribute to the old wooden church, their concept results in an upward focus that transports light into the holy space. More images and a brief architects’ description after the break.

On 29th May 2009, the historical church in Våler, Norway, was completely destroyed by a fire. The sun rose at 52.20° that day. This fact set the main concept for the Ny Våler Kirke. A single storey high building part including all supplying rooms surrounds the religious hall protectively. The hall is twisted to 52.20°. Because of that, the chorus points exactly at the sunrise on 29th May as a sign of new beginning. Except the natural-light ceiling, the main construction is made of wooden beams clad with thin wooden sticks.

Courtesy of Studio BANG
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Cite: Alison Furuto. "New Church in Norway Proposal / Studio BANG" 15 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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