The Community Church Knarvik is an impressive combination of modern and medieval architecture that integrates perfectly into the mountainous region of Hordaland, Norway with a design created by the practice of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter with sharp angles and a pine cladding with glazed areas for more light.
The project was won in 2010 and the sharp angles were the way in which the church wants to reflect the surrounding terrain. The materials chosen are natural ones with pre-weathered pine strips and a triangular roof plane to reach toward the sky.
The church is open for local gatherings and aside from religious activities it also hosts artistic, musical and cultural events. There are two levels, with the ground one occupied by the office and meeting rooms and the second one dedicated to the main congregation hall where a circle shaped stained glass area is the main attraction. The furniture pieces are also made of wood and instead of the traditional pews more contemporary options were preferred.