Kuokkala Church by Lassila Hirvilammi

Here’s the church, here’s steeple, open the door and see all the people. As warm and nostalgic as that childhood nursery rhyme, Kuokkala Church recalls the memory of a traditional church, but with a refined, contemporary twist. With the advent of religious architecture today taking forms at both extremes of either modernist boxes or deconstructivist shards, Kuokkala Church is appropriate. The response of architects Lassila Hirvilammi strikes a fine balance between referencing the past and suggesting the future, bringing together a community at large – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Simple and elegant, evocative architecture is at work.