Type

Competition 1st prize 2001

Location

Helsinki, Finland

Year

2005

Scale

2000 sqm

Client

Helsinki Parishes

Public

Viikki Church

Distinguished by the quality of its interiors, atmosphere and details, Viikki Church belongs to the recent genre of revivals of timber architecture in Finland.

The upper part of the building houses the church spaces, and its exterior is clad with thick aspen shingles, which have turn grey over time.

Constructed with prefabricated factory-made components, the church combines a number of complementary aspects, including modern and ancient building methods, sophisticated and rough-hewn surfaces, location and purpose, and, temporality and eternity.

Read more about the interior architecture of the Viikki Church here.