Community Church Knarvik

PrizeGold in Architectural Design / Institutional Architecture
Firm LocationOslo, Norway
CompanyReiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA)
Lead ArchitectReiulf Ramstad
Design TeamReiulf Ramstad Anders Tjønneland Ragnhild Snustad Benedikt Hörmann Andreas Tjeldflaat
ClientLindås Kyrkjelege Fellesråd

The church of Knarvik holds an important position as cultural provider and conveyer of the Christian message and community at holidays and in everyday life. The church will provide a framework for safe surroundings and simultaneously be a platform for cultural development, arts, and music in the community. The church is carefully adapted to the terrain and dimensioned to respect and blend harmoniously into the landscape’s vegetation, topography, and spatial quality. The church and its outdoor area has been developed with regard to the place and the future central square in Knarvik. The church of Knarvik will become a local venue for gatherings and faith throughout the week. The project aims to be inviting and inclusive for all people and also to be an inspiring, worthy place for gatherings that show respect for the Christian faith, people, climate, and the environment.

Bio
Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA) is an independent Oslo-based architectural firm with a high level of expert knowledge and a distinct ideology. The firm has a strong conceptual approach combined with experience from past accomplished projects. We have earned a reputation for creating bold, simple architecture with a strong connection to the Scandinavian context and the impressive Scandinavian landscape in particular. Common for all our projects are that they are driven by a genuine dedication to humanist values.