Norway opened the Temple of the Northern Lights

In Norway, in the town of Alta, which is located 500 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, an unusual Orthodox church. The height of the temple is 47 meters. City officials wanted the building to become an architectural landmark of the region, so offer tourists watch from the Temple of the Northern Lights.

See the Northern Lights can not only while in the church, but also outside, because the walls of the building are covered with titanium, reflecting light from the surface. CEO of Schmidt Hammer Lassen, who designed the church, said: "The Church in the literal and figurative sense reflects borealis — the poetic, unreal and amazingly beautiful phenomenon of nature."

The importance of the northern lights reflected in the architecture of the temple, he spirals up the bell tower. The walls inside the building finished concrete floors and — wooden. This all underlines the Nordic type of construction.

A very important element of the interior of the temple — light coming out of high windows placed in the wrong order. Temple can accommodate up to 350 people. It includes classrooms, administrative offices and exhibition areas.

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