Architect
Anssi Lassila Teemu Hirvilammi Jani Jansson
Competition
2006
Completion
2010
Gross area
1311 m²
Themes
Churches Throughout History
Category
Assembly buildings
Tags
church competition sacred shingle wood

The design of the Kuokkala Church is based on the winning entry to an invited competition held in 2006, a work called Kide (’Crystal’).

The building is reminiscent of typical Medieval Finnish church with triangular gable ends. At the same time, the architecture is very much contemporary.

The dark, black-painted shingle elevations and light, untreated wooden interiors form a strong match. The contrast between the exterior and interior is further emphasised by the occasional soft curvature of the interior: the funnel-shaped ceilings and the technically outstanding open spiral staircase.

Source: Finnish Architectural Review 2/2010

Location

Syöttäjänkatu 4, Jyväskylä
62.2269489, 25.7716804

Images

Section plan, Kuokkala Church
Section plan, Kuokkala Church (© Lassila Hirvilammi Architects)
View from the west, Kuokkala Church
View from the west, Kuokkala Church (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
Detail of the elevation, Kuokkala Church
Detail of the elevation, Kuokkala Church (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
View towards the altar, Kuokkala Church
View towards the altar, Kuokkala Church (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
View from the altar, Kuokkala Church
View from the altar, Kuokkala Church (© Jussi Tiainen / MFA)
1st floor, Kuokkala Church
1st floor, Kuokkala Church (© Lassila Hirvilammi Architects)
Section plans, Kuokkala Church
Section plans, Kuokkala Church (© Lassila Hirvilammi Architects)