In the programme for the church it was requested that the church be both a traditional "Sunday church" and a working church. Therefore the church complex reflects this agenda through its composite form. The complex is dominated by the stately, long church that has five naves with a choir of the same height and the free-standing, tall and open-worked clock tower. Both the clock tower and the form of the church's naves offer associations to the Middle Ages. Often appearing in these churches was a free-standing clock tower (campanile) and nave with a raised central room (basilica), consider for example the cathedral in Pisa, Italy. Here in the Bodø Cathedral there are two shorter building volumes annexed to the volume of the long church - assembly halls and a combined office and residential wing. These three sections are situated at a right angle from each other and become shorter as they move away from the church's sacred sections.

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