images (c)Jussi Tiainen
The 1st prize in an invitation competition for a 1250m² church in Jyväskylä, Finland was awarded to by Lassila Hirvilammi Architects. The design is a compact, self-contained and sculptural construction. The exterior surfaces are made of Finnish granite in contrast to the interior that recalls the simplicity of traditional timber churches. The structure of the church is primarily a combination of laminated timber beams and ribs.