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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 [6] 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 [3] and toughened glass, the designers have ensured that the striking structure is a lasting testament to green design.

+ UPM [6]

Images by Vesa Oiva and Jussi Tiainen, courtesy of UPM

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[1] Lilja Chapel: http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/%E2%80%98Lilja%E2%80%99-meditative-chapel-made-from-UPM%E2%80%99s-WISA-wood-products-001-to-10-helmi-2011-19-26.aspx

[2] UPM Architects: http://www.upm.com/

[3] WISA plywood: http://www.wisaplywood.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

[4] Oulu: http://www.ouka.fi/english/

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/finlands-lilja-chapel-provides-a-prefab-refuge-for-those-seeking-peace/housing-fair-in-oulu-2005lilja-meditative-chapel/?extend=1

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

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