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Idea by

Gianmarco Lucarini, Aleksi Rastas, Jeppe Stubberup, Farzad Raofi, Troels Broch

S√łnderbro 10, 2. tv, Aalborg, Denmark
Master students at Aalborg University working on a progressive church project for a secularized country.

Monolith


A Progressive Church Proposal for Hatlehol Norway

Monolith


A Progressive Church Proposal for Hatlehol Norway
An Individualistic Odyssey for Existential Understanding.

The vision of this project is to generate a spiritual catalyst, which invites cultural diversity and individualism by redefining the conventions and symbols in the traditional Nordic church typology.
The aim to expand the religious community's possibilities and to provoke towards an open mindedness in order to enhance their ability to be a part of the developing globalized world. This will be achieved by creating sensual and transformative experiences for the visitors through a powerful relationship between the natural landscape, and the architectural quality and tectonics. The architecture should enforce a multisensorial impression on the visitor creating a connection to the nature, and an existentialistic meditative experience that would become spiritual in character even for a non-religious person. Regardless of religion, everyone should have the possibility to exercise their own spirituality and define their own meaning.


The concept consists of four essential elements:
The Monolith, The Bridge, The Matrix and The Circle. The Monolith serves as the centerpoint to which all the other elements are dependant. It is the sculptural boundary, creating a monumental landmark with its contrasting appereance to the Norwegian landscape creates an intensifying relationship to the nature.

The Bridge resembles the spiritual journey, in which the visitors mind ungergoes a transitionary development, as well as physically experiences the surroundings, through a progression in elevations

The Matrix is the structural and tectonic inner mass, and with its repetitive character, dissovles the perception of space creating a sense of infinity.
The Circle serves as the centerpoint of the spiritual experience, with its dualistic relationship with The Matrix. It is here the journey peaks, and the visitor is set in a state of existentialistic and self conscious reflection.

Monolith


A Progressive Church Proposal for Hatlehol Norway

Monolith


A Progressive Church Proposal for Hatlehol Norway
An Individualistic Odyssey for Existential Understanding.

The vision of this project is to generate a spiritual catalyst, which invites cultural diversity and individualism by redefining the conventions and symbols in the traditional Nordic church typology.
The aim to expand the religious community's possibilities and to provoke towards an open mindedness in order to enhance their ability to be a part of the developing globalized world. This will be achieved by creating sensual and transformative experiences for the visitors through a powerful relationship between the natural landscape, and the architectural quality and tectonics. The architecture should enforce a multisensorial impression on the visitor creating a connection to the nature, and an existentialistic meditative experience that would become spiritual in character even for a non-religious person. Regardless of religion, everyone should have the possibility to exercise their own spirituality and define their own meaning.


The concept consists of four essential elements:
The Monolith, The Bridge, The Matrix and The Circle. The Monolith serves as the centerpoint to which all the other elements are dependant. It is the sculptural boundary, creating a monumental landmark with its contrasting appereance to the Norwegian landscape creates an intensifying relationship to the nature.

The Bridge resembles the spiritual journey, in which the visitors mind ungergoes a transitionary development, as well as physically experiences the surroundings, through a progression in elevations

The Matrix is the structural and tectonic inner mass, and with its repetitive character, dissovles the perception of space creating a sense of infinity.
The Circle serves as the centerpoint of the spiritual experience, with its dualistic relationship with The Matrix. It is here the journey peaks, and the visitor is set in a state of existentialistic and self conscious reflection.


Idea by

Gianmarco Lucarini, Aleksi Rastas, Jeppe Stubberup, Farzad Raofi, Troels Broch
S√łnderbro 10, 2. tv
Aalborg
Denmark
Master students at Aalborg University working on a progressive church project for a secularized country.