Algard Church by Link Architects

A dynamic church structure just outside of Stravanger, Norway.
The modern building is both accepting and challenging of long-standing christian archetypes. Its iconic form is defined by dynamic, sculptural surfaces, most overtly seen in a sweeping roof line that reaches up towards the heavens. When briefed, it was requested by the congregation members to bring as many functions as possible under a single roof. Required spaces included a classroom, office, and café. It was also crucial that none of the additional areas affect the main sanctuary. In response, link architects lowered the ground floor partially, creating a sub-half level able to accommodate a range of activities.