A place for all
As a place of worship, the new church is somewhere for contemplation and joy, as well as grief. It is a public space that is intimate, but not too private; public, but not anonymous; somewhere parish members feel safe and comfortable. Applying Scandinavian ecclesiastic design principles with regard to scale, material selection, acoustics and light sets the scene for an uplifting gathering space. The treatment of light and materials are used to express the transient nature of time. As well as functioning as a religious space, the church is intended to host traditional and contemporary acoustic and choral performances, or live jazz and folk ensembles.