Sydhavnen Church

Sydhavnen Church by Architects of Invention




Sydhavnen Church
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Architects of Invention project proposal for renovation of Sydhavnen Church Competition. This design proposes a church with a vertical emphasis, creating a distilled space for religious ceremonies, and an accessible venue to the community for a variety of activities both day and night.

Sydhavnen Church
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The proposal reflects the industrial past of the site, taking one of Copenhagen’s landmarks – Masterkraanen – as an inspiration. Analysis of traditional church architecture (in Copenhagen especially) suggests that the organization of church buildings is mainly horizontal.

Sydhavnen Church
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Although churches themselves may be tall, there is no functional use made of the verticality of the church (except in a notional or spiritual capacity). Taking this as a starting point, we developed the concept of a Vertical Church.

Sydhavnen Church
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This new church would be able to provide operational space for a full range of activities (mass, concert, lecture, etc.) – but as a vertically inhabited space, the building becomes more intense as well as more flexible.

Sydhavnen Church
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The skin of the building is designed as an exterior structural skeleton with a fractal pattern creating sharp shadows inside. From a distance, it appears as a blurry abstract cloud with a distinctive silhouette.

Sydhavnen Church
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In using raw materials (wood, concrete, etc.), we preserve the stature of the building as well as making it a more sustainable project. Source by Architects of Invention.

Sydhavnen Church
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  • Location: Sydhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project Team: Anton Khmelnitskiy, Nikoloz Japaridze, Theo Kirn, Jose Lozano, Carlos Hurtado, Albert Serrano, Vano Ksnelashvili
  • Area: 1400 m2
  • Budget: $12 mil
  • Status: Competition
  • Images: Courtesy of Architects of Invention

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