Published in 3/2021 - Sacred Space
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Alvar Aalto saw a parallel between his own architectural project and the Finnish national Lutheran Church’s adaptation to the twentieth century. In religion, as in modern architecture, tolerance bore more fruit than dogmatism.
The old church of Ylivieska burned down at Easter five years ago. The new church weaves together time levels, references and meanings with its architecture.
What will happen to the built heritage of Lutheran Church, and where will we experience sacredness in the future? Kristo Vesikansa outlines the theme of the Sacred Space theme issue.