Kaleva Church, Tampere, Finland

  • Date
    May, 1977 ()
Related people
John P. Schooley Jr. (was created by)
Raili Pietila (architect)
The Kaleva Church in Tampere, Finland was designed by Reima and Raili Pietila. The plan of the church derives from the Christian fish symbol, generating a unique interior space. Pietila described his design objective by saying, "I tried to achieve a visual weightlessness by using rhythmic and light kinetics of broken line chains in constantly evolving series. It is similar to the rapid sequences in organ music. Kaleva Church actually fights against the traditional idea of wall heaviness." -- Quantrill, M. (1995). Finnish Architecture and the Modernist Tradition. New York: Chapman & Hall, p. 162. This image was taken in 1996 by John Schooley, FAIA, during an architectural tour of Finland.
1960s (1960 - 1969)