Friday, 20 April 2012

New Church - Roz Barr Architects

New Church, Våler, Norway (2012)
Roz Barr Architects (London)

Third place entry to design the replacement for a burned down 19th-century church at the site. 
The winning entry, by Espen Surnevik (Oslo) has a strikingly similar outward form (see here), however the sense of ruin of Roz Barr's interior space has a great resonance with its reason for being built and may have linked the new church to the old with a provocative subtlety.