Beautiful Våler church in Norway pays homage to a 19th century church that burned down
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The competition attracted a record number of proposals-it was one of the largest ever international competitions in Norway, with 239 entries from 23 countries. Espen Surnevik's winning design envisioned a building with a rectangular layout and four oriels pointing north, south, east and west, referencing the old cruciform church. The new church is placed on the existing processional axis, and clad in straight board of heartwood pine, reflecting the local forest landscape. Related: Contemporary...