The architecture of Holy Cross Church is conceived and shaped as an abstraction over the open horizontal landscape space at Jyllinge. Built in fibreglass composite, the building appears translucent.

Jyllinge Advisory Council
800 ㎡
20 M
Built in fibreglass composite
Mies van der Rohe award nominee, 2009
The Danish Plastics Award, 2009

Homogeneous surfaces alternating in angles

The spaces in the Church of the Holy Cross are created in relation to the changing character of the sky and the function of the church. The intention of the architecture has been to let homogeneous surfaces alternate in angles and planes to create light, shadow, heaviness, lightness and transparency both inside and outside.

"Through fibreglass composite and windows, light becomes a crucial element in the architecture of the Church of the Holy Cross."

Jan Søndergaard, Architect

Holy Cross Church in Jyllinge is designed into the landscape and works with light as an active part of the architecture, emphasising the spiritual.

Intimacy and flexibility

The narrowing of the space towards the choir and the differentiated access options ensure the intimacy of the space and the flexibility of the church during different events. The light intake in the church defines the use of the space; the arms of the cross are part of the movement into the church space and its subdivision. The processional corridor through the middle of the church is extended into an enclosed outdoor area with contact to the fjord and the sky above the church.


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