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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
SUT's students awarded

Students from the Silesian University of Technology have created a design of a temple, which would be located on Preikestolen cliff, one of the greatest tourist destinations in Norway. The design made by Martyna Słowińska, Katarzyna Golec and Paweł Pacak from the Faculty of Architecture was awarded in an international contest organized by the AWR architecture portal.

The task of the participants was to design a temporary church on Preikestolen cliff, measuring 604 metres, also known as the Pulpit Rock. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists from all around the world travel there to experience the breath-taking views.

In their design, students from the Silesian University of Technology wanted to incorporate elements of nature, inspired by Norwegian landscape and fjords. Together, they created the concept of the “Church of Nature”, encased within a glass form, shaped in a manner similar to typical Norwegian churches. According to Martyna Słowińska, one of the authors, the lack of visual barriers gives the impression of immensity and invites the nature into the church.

There are no religious symbols planned for the interior of the building, since the nature itself should play a key role, and it requires the full attention of the viewer.

To sum up, seven projects were awarded in the contest. Aside from the design of our students, one more Polish project was awarded – made by Dominika Paździora from the Poznań University of Technology.

Created: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:54 AM, by: Karolina Krukiewicz
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