A new holy structure rises from the Fjords!

Surrounded by energised landscape the Knarvik Church embraces the local environments dramatic qualities. Clad entirely in pine wood the project is founded on a rich history of refined wooden designs. Internationally renowned Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter have been shortlisted for the MIES ARCH European Union Prize 2015 with this stimulating design. They consider the church to be ‘carefully adapted to the terrain and dimensioned to respect and blend harmoniously into the landscape’s vegetation, topography, and spatial quality.’

We would love to hear your thoughts about this iconic building.

Frontal view of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Frontal view of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Front elevation of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Front elevation of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Main facade of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Main facade of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Side profile of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Side profile of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Window and cladding detail of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Window and cladding detail of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Abstaract detail of the spire at Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Abstaract detail of the spire at Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Abstract detail of the spire at Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Abstract detail of the spire at Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Window and cladding detail at night of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Window and cladding detail at night of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Altar and baptism bowl at Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Altar and baptism bowl at Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Interior of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Interior of Knarvik Church / Knarvik Kirke, Norway designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: