Domkyrkoberget Parish Centre competition

The new building volume is minimal, because the solution repurposes the historic buildings around the cathedral.
The new parish centre merges with the topography and adapts respectfully to the relics, large trees and paths on the site.

Domkyrkoberget Parish Centre competition

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    The competition brief sought a design for a new parish centre annexed to a medieval cathedral. The cathedral stands on a hill in the town of Strängnäs by the lake Mälaren in Sweden.

    Our solution exploits the dramatic topography of the cathedral hill and the current buildings on the site. The new building volume is minimal, because we fit part of the parish centre programme into the existing historic buildings. The new building merges with the topography and in addition adapts respectfully to the relics, large trees and paths on the site.

    Status

    Open competition 2017

    Location

    Strängnäs, Sweden

    Client

    Strängnäs Cathedral Parish with Aspö

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