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Finland’s Beautiful Lilja Chapel is a Pop-Up Prefab Church

Posted By Helen Morgan On February 22, 2012 @ 9:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building | Comments Disabled

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UPM [1] sought to make the Lilja chapel as open as possible, so they designed it with a simple geometric form and no doors. The designers also avoided specific religious symbols, and instead sought to create a nondenominational refuge for calm and serenity.

The design is clean and sharp, with spotlights embedded in the floor to create a soft contrast of light and wood. Using a variety of WISA wood products [2] and toughened glass, the designers have ensured that the striking structure is a lasting testament to green design.

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Images by Vesa Oiva and Jussi Tiainen, courtesy of UPM

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[1] UPM: http://www.upm.com

[2] WISA wood products: http://www.wisaplywood.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

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