Tømmervik, Sørreisa
Sørreisa's main church is situated on the crest of a wooded knoll by Tømmervik, ca. six kilometres north of Sørreisa's village centre. From the church one has a westward view overlooking the sound between the mainland and the island Senja.

The church has a square-shaped plan form. All the rooms are located under a steep pitched tent roof. The main construction was executed in steel, while the roof and the walls were constructed of wood. Toward the south and east, the building appears closed in form, and the walls are clad with white-painted wooden panelling. However, on the north and west side, the façade is more open, by means of oblong and large vertical windows and a row of horizontal windows. The roof is clad with metal sheeting and terminates with a small belfry/ridge turret with a skylight and narrow window strips.

A fire in 1987 destroyed the old church, built in 1844. The new church was completed in 1992. The new church is situated on the same site as the previous church.

Year of construction

1991-1992

Architect

A3 Arkitektkontor a/s

Client

Sørreisa Municipality

Building Type

Church

Construction System / Materials

Steel construction
wooden construction
metal

Prizes / Recognition

In 1993 the firm A3 Arkitektkontor was awarded the Northern Norway Architecture Prize for the Sørreisa Church.

Keywords

church
steel
woodwork
metal
square plan
ribbon window
belfry
tent roof

Literature

Kunst und Kirche 1994

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