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Viikki Church, Helsinki, Finland. Architect: JKMM Architects, 2005.

Viikki Church, Helsinki, Finland. Architect: JKMM Architects, 2005.
:DBOR-0069-0017
: Viikki Church, Helsinki, Finland. Architect: JKMM Architects, 2005. Elaman puu (Tree of life) altarpiece in mahogany with punched silver decoration.
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:02/07/2014
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:Viikki Church
:Viikki Church, Helsinki, Finland. Architect: JKMM Architects, 2005.
:Agronominkatu
:Helsinki
:Finland
:JKMM Architects
:www.jkmm.fi
:Religious
:Church
:2005
:VIEW Architecture
:In commissioning a new church for Viikki, the Lutheran Church wanted a contemporary successor to the long tradition of Finnish timber churches. JKMM Architects responded with a remarkable design, evoking the stillness and nature of the surrounding forests: in the interior, through dense clustered columns and beams, and the striking Elämän puu (Tree of life) altarpiece in mahogany and silver; to the exterior, in weathered aspen shingles. Particular attention was paid to practicalities: in construction, prefabricated factory elements were used where possible, while interior spruce was treated with a lye wash, making it easy to maintain. JKMM won the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2006 for Viikki Church.
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:Room view
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:David Borland
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