A Serene, White Chapel in Scandinavian Style

architects Ville Hara, Anu Puustinen
project Chapel of St. Lawrence, Vantaa, Finland
written by Tarja Nurmi


The Vantaa St Lawrence Chapel near Helsinki is the result of a carefully studied open architectural competition. This time it is obvious that the jury has done a very good job of it: from a large number of entries – around 200 – it chose the simple and beautiful proposal by Avanto Architects.


Today it is more than obvious that especially the younger generation of architects play a lot at wanting to show off with special forms and shapes – and if not that, at least with colours.