The competition asked architects to design a structure that could serve the function of the former church building while creating a contemporary structure that responded to its context in a new way.
“In its basic form, the proposals were roughly divided into five types: cross-churches inspired by the old church; triangular floor plans resembling Ylivieska's coat-of-arms; square or stretched rectangular footprints; various symbols; and inspired/free-form,” the jury noted in their citation.
“The most successful were the proposals for a new building that made a clear, coherent figure that was tall enough in relation to its environment to be able to create a new urban focal point.”
K2S’ design was selected unanimously by the jury. The architects will now continue working with the Ylivieska Parish to plan for future realization.
Cite: Patrick Lynch. "K2S Architects Wins Competition to Replace Fire-Razed Church in Ylivieska, Finland" 13 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/883608/k2s-architects-wins-competition-to-replace-fire-razed-church-in-ylivieska-finland/> ISSN 0719-8884