Parish of Ylivieska
FIrst prize in open architecture competition 2018, completed 2020
The old historical wooden church of Ylivieska tragically burned down in 2016. The citizens of the small town were shocked and devastated. The local parish quickly decided that a new church building will be needed to comfort and support the community. K2S was selected to deliver the most suitable proposal through an open architecture competition in 2018. The idea was to reimagine the traditional Finnish church building and to create beautiful architecture with lasting quality. The simple and powerful masses as well as the calm and unassuming facades make the new church and bell tower a distinctive landmark. With flexible spaces, the building now combines the church, parish hall and a lobby.