Suvela Chapel

The new Suvela Chapel creates a natural highpoint within its surroundings. The outward shape of the building is varied beneath a folded roof line, presenting an interesting silhouette from each new vantage point. The building also houses some facilities serving the residents’ park, making it a natural meeting point for people of all ages. The copper-clad chapel extends from the ground over the roof and belfry, resulting in a coherent, sculptural impression. The interior of the main hall is powerful in its simplicity.


  • Architectural design: OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture
  • Client: Evangelical Lutheran Parishes of Espoo
  • Main contractor: YIT Rakennus Oy
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Programme: 2 150 m2
  • Year of completion: 2016