Contemporary Church Design

Frøyland og Orstad Kirke, Norway

Having just returned from 3 months in Southern Africa photographing over 200+ religious structures it only seemed natural to head to the icy temperatures of Norway. Link Arkitektur AS have delivered a fascinating amalgamation of traditional Scandinavian design with an almost contemporary Italian energy inside.

The church nestles in the countryside of Kleppe Kommune, surrounded by the rolling hills that are prevalent in this district just outside of Stavanger. The church also functions as a local theatre with state of the art sound technology for concerts and a playschool in the basement.

 

One of the unique internal features is the baptism pool. A brave achievement that creates a very relaxing atmosphere with in the church during services or pray, as you can hear the water cascading over the edge.

 

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