Junia Church
Architects: Laurids Bager, Philip Lütken
Client: Unknown
Status: Competition (2023)
Clasification: 2 prize
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinates: 55.7222590, 12.6040060
Climate: Temperate, Oceanic / maritime
Material: Wood
Environments: Industrial, Seaside
Visualizer: Studio
Scale: 50 ㎡ Extrasmall
Types: Church, Religious

Junia, a temporary, moveable and tiny church in Nordhavnen, Copenhagen. We imagined the church as a monumental figure amongst the sheds of the harbour. A figure, informed by the wooden structures of the area and the rich brick churches of the city. We took great joy in recognizing the contradiction between these two typologies. Outside, the church reaches towards the sky with white roofs, gables and towers. Depending on distance and context, it could be huge or small. The transition to the interior is celebrated with thick walls and a hidden vaulted space in the centre. While appearing massive and heavy, everything is made from painted wooden boards. A series of 19 doors allows the space to be opened towards the world or closed for reflection and spirituality.

Post date: 11/01/2024 | Views: 391