It's with great pleasure we see that dezeen, and other medias, now re-launches the Våler Church project in Hedmark Norway from 2015. Won in an open international Architect-competition from the Norwegian Association of Architecture (NAL) 2011.
Special thanks to Alyn Griffiths for insightful and sincere journalistic work on the dezeen-article.
Both me, and my collaborating artist, Espen Dietrichson, are very happy to see that our work continues to spread interest and light out to the world from the small local community of Våler, as we only could hope for.
This gives, all involved, even more inspiration to our ongoing collaboration for Porsgrunn Church in Norway. It also strengthening our belief; that Art and Architecture can be so much More than only design, and that a community-building, like a Church, can express not only religion, but also represent local anchor-point, identity, hope and prosperity in a fragmented age.
Detaildrawings are made for a small refuge which are going to be placed on top of these inspirational 18th century foundations on the isle of Sokn on the west-coast of Norway. In this local area the geology is mainly moraine which results in the characteristic rounded stone walls.
& Artist Espen Dietrichson at Saturdays opening of Dietrichson`s exhibition "ECHOES IN THE DIAGRAM" at Haugar Art-museum in Tønsberg, Norway.
Thanks to Espen Dietrichson for a unique collaboration on Våler Church, and for bringing Architecture into Haugar Art-museum as part of the exhibition. Many thanks also to Haugar and curator Tone Lyngstad Nyaas which have created a fantastic exhibition.
It's a pleasure and a privilege to take part in Artist Espen Dietrichsons exhibition at Haugar Art museum in the city of Tønsberg, Norway. The exhibition shows Dietrichsons interesting art-production over the last four years.
It's great to be able to complement the exhibition with models, and a large-scale section of Våler Church, which I have been invited to paint directly
on the walls in the Art-museum. This as a part of our collaboration on the Våler-project
Thanks to Espen Dietrichson, and curator Tone Lyngstad Nyaas.
2019- work are taking on its fifth, and last, year to realize the new Church in the city of Porsgrunn, Norway.
Here together with the incredibile Mr. Steinar Dale, who gives the project Everything of his focus as contractors leader on the building site. All building-work is well crafted, according to the several hundred detail drawings developed unique for the project.