The newly built Tureberg church in Sweden honors life and nature through an impressive assortment of green building strategies. Paying respect to the lives of future generations, the architecture and interior design includes a green sedum roof, district heating as well as an altar and organ facade made from scrap wood.
The sustainably built Tureberg Church in Sollentuna (outside Stockholm), Sweden stresses the importance of living a green lifestyle. The vicar Anders Roos explains: “The world’s resources aren’t infinite and we must be economic with the gifts God has donated.”
The project was designed by Swedish Tallius Myhrman, and Helena Tallius Myhrman served as the project manager. Myhrman sought to create an ambitious project on a site where people go about their normal lives in different ways – the project is set next to one of Stockholm’s biggest shopping malls, with over 130 shops and 1,500 parking spaces.
Both the materials and building style were carefully considered to stress the importance of a green and sustainable lifestyle that respects the resources on planet Earth. The architects have aimed to ‘give back’ the space that the church claims to nature, by giving it a roof made of sedum plants that is green all year round. The roof offers many advantages, such as absorbing greenhouse gases, creating a quiet surface, and isolating the building from heat and cold. The walls were molded in concrete on-site to create a long-lasting design that is (very close to) maintenance-free and has a minimal impact on the environment. The building is calculated to have a lifetime of 100 years.
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