New Parish Hall in St. Olai Parish

Contemporary communal house








Sct Olai Meninghedsråd

The over­all vision St. Olai Sognegård in Hjør­ring was to create a house for every­one that can provide a frame­work for an active parish life. A house where you feel welcome and where it is pleas­ant to stay.

The new parish hall has been designed accord­ing to the wishes of the parish coun­cil and the users, with space for vari­ous activ­i­ties for all age groups and a focus on good acoustics and light conditions.

The build­ing has energy-effi­cient construc­tions, sustain­able certi­fied mate­ri­als and solar cells.

New Parish Hall in St. Olai Parish 1 | Bjerg Arkitektur


The archi­tec­ture is spec­tac­u­lar with a char­ac­ter­is­tic gable motif, where differ­ent roof slopes create a special dynamic. The long side of the house has a steep roof pitch, which creates a cathe­dral-like atmos­phere inside the hall. From the outside, the house is friendly and welcom­ing with clas­sic, reddish brick surfaces that create a dynamic expres­sion. Inside, the red bricks inter­play with white brick surfaces. Poetic light and moods are a deci­sive theme in the parish, which is logi­cally struc­tured around a large foyer that creates a connec­tion to all the build­ing’s many rooms.

“We have expe­ri­enced very personal guid­ance with a very creative and listen­ing approach […] The joy is being able to see a result arise, and it is reward­ing to be able to get a collab­o­ra­tion going between profes­sional advis­ers and coun­cil members.”

– Chair­man of St. Olai parish coun­cilor Kurt Madsen.

New Parish Hall in St. Olai Parish 3 | Bjerg Arkitektur
New Parish Hall in St. Olai Parish 5 | Bjerg Arkitektur