Embedded in the Nordic tradition, this project seeks to develop a church centre for the municipality of Hatlehol outskirt of Ålesund at the west coast of Norway.
The project is developed with a tectonic approach, taking in considerations of structure, function, form as well as poetics and context in an integrated design process.
The site is placed in the middle of a forest in a clearing only reachable through the forest ending in a sacred experience. The centralised orientation of the five buildings is an interpretation of the traditional Norwegian tun. It allows the church to stand out and at the same time embraces and unifies the community – a church centre where the community and presence of life are merged with the traditional church culture in Norway.