Porsgrunn's principal church - a wooden building from 1760 - burnt down to the ground ten years ago. This gave rise to an emotionally charged discussion among the Norwegian city's inhabitants on whether to rebuild or replace it with something new. The outcome, a modern church designed by Espen Survenik in collaboration with Trodahl Architekter, has stood in the stead of its Baroque predecessor since 2019.
Client: Porsgrunn kirkelige Fellesråd
Architects: Espen Surnevik mit Trodahl Arkitekter
Planning of structural framework: A.L.Høyer Skien
Location: Porsgrunn (NO)