Contemporary interpretation of the Norwegian Church
The Norwegian architectural studio “Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter” reinterpreted the traditional Norwegian church to create the modern “Knarvik” chapel. The classical form of the wooden churches from the Middle Ages gets futuristic interpretation, and the end result is a church with a modern, geometric shape. The sharp angles of the geometrically perfect church symbolize the Norwegian fascinating natural scenery, high mountains and fjords.
For the construction of the church, which was completed at the end of 2014, the Norwegian architects used pine as the primary construction material, as it is common in much of the Norwegian buildings.
The folded roof structure and the clean lines of the facade and the interior contribute to the magnificence of the building. Although it is quite different from the natural environment, the strong geometric form manages to fit harmoniously into the nature, due to the construction materials.
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