Unusual new church design in Copenhagen revealed

Worship in the future: building will serve both religious and recreational purposes

The Danish firm JAJA Architects has won a competition to design a new church in Sydhavn – the first new church in Copenhagen since 1989.

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The design was selected from 114 proposals. The jury especially appreciated its outwards focus that invites people to enjoy the place not only for religious but also recreational activities.

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READ MORE: Copenhagen to get its first new church for decades

The building is designed as an upward-moving spiral walkway of ramps that allow visitors to ascend to the top and enjoy a view over the harbour.

The spiral colonnade along the façade will include terraces with water basins and water gardens, providing an ideal space for relaxation and introspection.

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The church will be located in the Teglholmen harbour area and is expected to be finished in June 2019.





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