Copenhagen’s all-wood church to embrace forest setting for a ‘holy’ impact

Construction Canada
October 12, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

The competition winning design of Ørestad Church in Copenhagen, Denmark, features a structure built in wood and wood shingles to ground the building in its forest surroundings , in hopes of evoking spirituality within worshippers. Danish architecture firm, Henning Larsen, in collaboration with Danish design studio, Platant, and engineering and consultancy group, Ramboll, have come up with the design. A key feature is the sculptural roof and a combination of wooden roof domes—designed to conjure the sensation of standing under a canopy of trees, to serve as a new sustainable landmark, and marking a natural meeting place for the local community. … The facade of the church is rough, similar to bark on a tree, and changes character through the seasons and over time. …Construction is expected to start in 2024, and the church will be consecrated in 2026.

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