The new parish center is situated close to Tanum church and cemetery. Tanum church is from the Middle Ages and is of significant cultural importance. The cemetery lies beautifully in the natural landscape. Close to the plot is an historic walkway. The relationship between the existing church and the landscape has been an important parameter for the new architecture. In the design of the parish centre, the new building volume is subordinate to the old church. The new building has a restrained appearance, but at the same time, it clearly reads as a public building with a sacred character. The new parish centre is located to maintain the view of Tanum church from the existing historic walkway from the west. Landscape interventions are minimized and most of existing trees have been preserved. The new volume is built into the hill on the east side.
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