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  • Hallgrímskirkja–Iceland

    Posted on May 4th, 2013 Ge No comments

    7077074641_9b49f12ba2_zHallgrímskirkja is the largest church in Iceland. It is 73 meters tall and it can be seen anywhere in the city. It is designed by  Guðjón Samúelsson, the state architect. He incorporated iceland’s landscape into his design. The actual construction lasted for 39 years, it starts in 1945 and ends in 1986. It is a very important landmark in Iceland. The design of Hallgrímskirkja is often compared with Grundtvig’s Church in Denmark.

    20-Unusual-Churches-PII-grundtvigs-churchThis church is designed by Jensen-Klint. Due to the style of the building, it is recognized as one of the rare examples ofexpressionist church architecture. Because the unique appearance, it is without a doubt, one of the important landmark.

    The reason these two buildings interest me is they are examples of the combination linear, planar solid.  It is hard to combine those three elements without making one of the elements “awkward”. However, these two are great design examples.