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JAJA Architects' Design is the First Church in Copenhagen in 27 Years

 - Nov 9, 2016
References: ja-ja.dk & archdaily
JAJA Architects, a Danish firm, recently won a competition to design and build a new parish church in the Syndhavnen district of Copenhagen, marking the first new church to be built in the Danish capital in 27 years. The winning design features a white facade with stacked volumes that decrease concentrically in size and that have slight, almost imperceptible slants along their horizontal lines.

The slant of JAJA Architects' design has a function beyond its interesting aesthetic. The gradually canted floors allow the entire church to be devoid of steps. This means that, on a pragmatic level, the building will be completely wheelchair-friendly. Further, from the perspective of artistic meaning, the continuous ramp symbolizes ascension.