Dezeen Debate features Henning Larsen’s “complex” design for a wooden church in Copenhagen

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Danish architecture studio Henning Larsen has released its design for Ørestad Church, the first church to be built in Copenhagen in more than three decades.

The structure, set to be built from timber and finished with wooden shingles, has been designed with a series of trapezoidal roofs.

The studio’s aim was to create the “sensation of standing under a canopy of trees in a forest” and the facade of the church will have a bark-like feel.

Some commenters were concerned about the practicality of the project and if it will be possible to make a “complex roof system like this functionally serviceable”.

“I have serious doubts about the durability, maintenance and waterproofing of all those roofs,” wrote one commenter. However, another argued: “it’s definitely doable with today’s technology”.

Ørestad Church will be made from wood
Ørestad Church will be made from wood

Other stories in this week’s newsletter include the Ferring Pharmaceuticals HQ by Foster + Partners, Wilkinson Eyre’s completed renovation of Battersea Power Station and Omar Gandhi Architects’ coastal Nova Scotia home.

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