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Mortensrud church – JSA



Mortensrud church – JSA,

Mortensrud church – JSA

Mortensrud church – JSA

Mortensrud church – JSA

Mortensrud church – JSA

Geometrically, this church is an extension of the soil where it is located without the need to dig too much for their construction, except a thin layer of soil. This technique, among other things, allows an easier way to preserve the vegetation and topography, adding another dimension to the experience of the work.

Some trees were preserved in atriums. The rock formations emerging from the ground on concrete like islands above the floor which are separating different spaces in the interior. This is possible because there was tolerance measures and flexibility in the structures when being designed.

The main structure is steel frame with walls of stone. A 90-glazed facade 160cm define a narrow gallery around the church space with large glass panels overlooking the landscape outside. The stone of these walls was built without mortar, letting the light from outside. The wall is smooth on the inside and outside the rough, the latter can be seen from outside through the glazed facade.

The budget was tight and the price per square foot equated to a home office in Oslo. To make the building was considered on how to make the most with the least resources. For this, constructive solutions thought through basic methods and techniques.

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