In the following pages, we will take you on a visual journey, presenting our proposal for the new Hatlehol Church; a place that will serve the visitors a spectrum of choices differing from solitary to social activities, and thereby creating an awareness of both the individual and the community.
Besides the traditional functional, aesthetic and constructional themes, this proposal is formed based on specific related themes. Through a positioning in Nordic and tectonic architecture, the proposal explores a new way of defining the stylistic Nordic architecture through the tectonics; that Nordic architecture is tectonic through its craft materials, simplicity and a contextual relation. This exploration of different materials generates the experience of the tectonic detailing to form the light. Thus, light is used as a method of emphasizing a specific emotion and atmosphere of a place within the church.
Based on the democratic values of a Nordic community a principle of equality between buildings is translated to the church. In order to achieve social awareness, internal relations must connect the community. To gain architectural quality as a church, experiences of spirituality are implemented. This relates to a journey between the volumes that guides and encourages the visitors to walk around the church. Furthermore, light is studied to emphasize spiritual experiences within a Nordic perspective. At last, an awareness of the individual as a part of the community is used to evoke emotions of curiosity and participation.