Røldal Stave Church – A Visitors Centre

Competition to make a Visitors Centre to an exhisting stave church in Røldal, Norway (approx. 1215). The project took up the motive of a Longhouse, a predominant typology in the surrounding area – a typology that relates to buildings like barnes and stables. In this way the building will blend into the landscape as a known form, making no hieracal confussion towards the church. As an addition to a Stave Church, the building takes up the technique of stacking wood, but in a cotemporary way – as a massive timber system. On the inside of the building, a laser cut technique will apply a pattern – a comment to the original wood carving technique used in the original Stave Church. Awarded project. With Victor Julebæk