Sola Church

The Sola Church is designed to be the new gathering space in the town of Sola. Located at the end of the main street, it is the first of its kind in the town center and has a significant presence in the urban space.

Designed for both spiritual congregations and as a social gathering space, the church redefines the identity of the small town.

The contemporary church and existing town center exist in symbiosis. The nave is placed as a direct extension of the main street creating a plaza for both the church and town. This provides the town with an active termination of the main street and the church with an urban space that opens up to its surroundings.

Program: Church and community center
Størrelse: +1600 m2
Beliggenhed: Sola, Norway
Bygherre: Sola kommune
År: 2016 -
Type: Invited competition, 1. place
Samarbejde: Brandsberg Dahl
Ydelse: Architectural and landscape advisor
Status: Ongoing
Team JAJA: Jakob Christensen, Jan Tanaka, Kathrin Gimmel, Stephen Dietz-Hodgson, Sam De Boever, Kaspar Dettinger, Sara Patriksson, Pawel Furmanowski

MAIN GESTURE

The church nave is placed as a direct extension of the main street axis. Opposite the town hall, the two buildings form a new plaza with a continuous green park as a backdrop. The church, along with the new urban and recreational space, redefine the identity of Sola.

MAIN GESTURE

The church nave is placed as a direct extension of the main street axis. Opposite the town hall, the two buildings form a new plaza with a continuous green park as a backdrop. The church, along with the new urban and recreational space, redefine the identity of Sola.

THE NAVE

The nave is designed as a symmetrical space providing a calm and balanced experience. Louvred windows cover the gabled roof allowing ambient light to filter through and fill the sacred space.

THE NAVE

The nave is designed as a symmetrical space providing a calm and balanced experience. Louvred windows cover the gabled roof allowing ambient light to filter through and fill the sacred space.