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Bøler church / Hansen-Bjørndal Arkitekter AS

  • 00:00 - 27 June, 2012
Bøler church / Hansen-Bjørndal Arkitekter AS
Bøler church / Hansen-Bjørndal Arkitekter AS, © Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

© Laila Meyrick © Laila Meyrick © Nils Petter Dale © Laila Meyrick + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    General Ruges Vei 51, 0691 Oslo, Norway
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Jostein Bjørndal, Ellen Soma, Helge Hansen, Erik Andreassen
  • Design Team

    Anders Langhelle, Liv Schulze
  • Student of arch

    Anders Eidstuen
  • Furniture design

    Lars Ernst, Hansen/Bjørndal
  • Art

    Thomas Hestvold, Barbro Raen Thomassen
  • Area

    3231.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The new Bøler church is the result of an open architectural competition in 2004. The church stretches across a falling terrain, with the main functions either elevated on a plateau (church hall), on ground level (congregation hall) or dug into the ground (chapel).

© Laila Meyrick
© Laila Meyrick

A sheltering side wing of brick protects the functions from the traffic and the raised rail tracks to the east. The church patio is reached through a gateway, and opens up to the surrounding nature.The main church hall is entered through an anteroom, and the ceiling lifts towards the far wall. 

© Laila Meyrick
© Laila Meyrick

The glazed areas of the sidewalls give glimpses of the nature outside and the shifting seasons.The main spaces are oriented vertically and connected by a processional axis. Administrative and support functions are located in the side wings. 

© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

There is a parish kindergarten and a youth club in the lower level.The main roof structure is steel, supported by concrete columns and concealed by a timber ceiling inside, and copper cladding on the outside. 

Courtesy of Hansen/Bjørndal Arkitekter AS
Courtesy of Hansen/Bjørndal Arkitekter AS

The side wings are load bearing brick carrying insitu concrete slabs. The flat roofs have a green sedum covering.


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Cite: "Bøler church / Hansen-Bjørndal Arkitekter AS" 27 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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