Winner - "Trinitas" / K2S Architects. Image © K2S Architects K2S Architects, after the Finnish firm was selected as the winners of a competition for the new Ylivieska Church.
Selected from a pool of 214 proposals, K2S’ design, “Trinitas,” was named the winner ahead of finalist entries from AOR Architects; OOPEAA; Benjamin Aspelin, Stian Vestly Holte and Simon Schumacher; Pauli Terho; APRT Architects; and Benjamin Schulman.
The competition asked architects to design a structure that could serve the function of the former church building while creating a contemporary structure that responded to its context in a
“In its basic form, the proposals were roughly divided into five types: cross-churches inspired by the old church; triangular floor plans resembling Ylivieska's coat-of-arms; square or stretched rectangular footprints; various symbols; and inspired/free-form,” the jury noted in their citation.
“The most successful were the proposals for a new building that made a clear, coherent figure that was tall enough in relation to its environment to be able to create a new urban focal point.”
K2S’ design was selected unanimously by the jury. The architects will now continue working with the Ylivieska Parish to plan for future realization.
1st Place - 30.000 € Prize
"Trinitas" / K2S Architects
3rd Place (Tie) - 12.000 € Prize
"Silta (Bridge)" / AOR Architects
"Kooda 2" / OOPEAA
Honorable Mentions - 7,000 € Prize
"Trias" / Pauli Terho
"Ristit (Crosses)" / APRT Architects
"Mina Olen Tie (I Am The Way)" / Benjamin SchulmanNews via Ylivieska Parish.
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