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  • Faith, Hope, Love, Eternity

Faith, Hope, Love, Eternity

Customer: Tikkurilan kirkko -allianssi / Vantaan seurakunnat
Address: Asematie 12 A, 01300 Vantaa
Building: Tikkurila church
Artists: Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La team: Iiro Heikkilä, Stina Koskinen, Hannu Hoffrén, Heidi Rytkönen

10 / 2019
01 / 2021

Partanen & Lamusuo created a total of four works of art for the Tikkurila church. The artworks that can be found inside the church are a cross Faith, baptism tree Love, and on the facade there are brick artwork Hope and a glass artwork Eternity.

The cross Faith, more than three meters long and two meters wide, is carved on the wall of the altar area, and it's finished with gold leaf.

On the opposite wall is the baptism tree Love. It is decorated with silver, and after plating, 24 carat gold was added to the details.  Ribbons are tied to the baptism beads attached to the tree, on which are written the names of all the children to be baptized as members of the Tikkurila parish and the Swedish-speaking parish in Vantaa.

The glass and brick art artwork. Photo © Pa-La

The brick artwork Hope aims to give something new to read every time. Photo © Pa-La

Glass artwork Eternity tells the message of Christianity through visual means. Photo © Pa-La

Over three meters long Faith is finished with gold leaf. Photo © Pa-La

Ribbons are tied to the baptism beads attached to the tree, on which are written the names of all the children to be baptized. Photo © Pa-La

The brick artwork Hope consists of words of the Bible that make up Christian wisdoms of life. The bricks have a total of 101 words from the Bible. The goal of the artwork is that the passer-by picks up something new every time.

Eternity is the glass artwork made by digital printing. The glass works are like modern stained glass, and crosses, fish, pigeons, and other symbolism form a whole that conveys the message of Christianity through visual means. The aim of the work was to bring Christian symbolism from the early days of Christianity to the present day, and to include the history of Tikkurila's parishes in Vantaa and also take a look at the future.

Illustration of Tikkurila church. The architect for Tikkurila church was architects’ office OOPEAA. Photo © Tikkurilan kirkko -allianssi / OOPEAA

The glass art elegantly separates the interior and exterior. Photo © Pa-La

We think that adaptability is more important than flexibility when it comes to creative collaboration.
The ability to tell the same story, even if the amount of pages in the book would change. With the experience of hundreds of both small and large projects, we can deduce that even though we are very proud of what we have accomplished, the merit for our best work goes to our clients. They have shared our point of view, that we can succeed only because we share the same vision and dream. We design spaces, buildings and environments that are comfortable to live and work in, pleasant to the eye and sustainable. We are a creative design and architecture office, we want to create an inclusive world all around us - Piece by Piece.