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 Svolvær kirke

Svolvær kirke ( Svolvær Church)
Address: Svolvær
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Architect: Harald Sund; August Nielsen
Client: Svolvær Parish
Construction System /
Building Type: Church
Keywords: chruch, Roman windows, spire, slate
Year of Construction: 1934
The Svolvær Church is situated on a rise in the town centre of Svolvær and has a prominent site in an area comprised by numerous buildings. The prominence of the church is emphasised by its white colour. It was designed by the architects Harald Sund and August Nielsen, and was erected in 1934. It is a small, long church with a steeple located above the choir. Located towards the west is the entrance and the building is terminated in the east with an apse.

The white plastered church is constructed of concrete and has tall and narrow arched windows. A steep-pitched saddle roof crowns the nave, while the steeple is terminated with a pyramidal roof and a short spire. All of the roofs are covered with slate. The steeple is positioned above the choir. Both the choir and the steeple have square-shaped plan forms. This type of positioning is distinctively unique - the steeple is typically positioned above the west entrance of a church. The sacristy is situated adjacent to the choir wall in the south.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 09.06.2005
Author: H.S; T.A
Photographer: Jiri Havran

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