Utby Church

Utby Church outside of Mariestad is in many ways a typical Swedish 19th-century church. A modest building in neoclassical style with a single nave and a small apse. The building needed to be modernized with a new kitchen, toilet and storage space. It also needed to meet modern accessibility requirements.
    The project was initiated by the parish of Ullervad in 2019. The parish wanted to create a new space for public gatherings, something that would bring new life into the old church.
    Almost half of the existing church benches are removed and a foldable wall is installed creating a closed off space underneath the organ gallery. The wall is built in a traditional style to blend into the existing interior of the church room. On the outside, a new ramp in granite stone is integrated into the existing entrance stair.

Mariestad, Sweden
Ullervad Parish
60 sqm
© Johannes Brattgård Arkitekter 2023