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Encyclopedia > Gunnar Asplund
Stockholm Public Library
Stockholm Public Library
The extension of the Gothenburg City Hall
The extension of the Gothenburg City Hall

Erik Gunnar Asplund (22 September 188520 October 1940) was a Swedish architect, mostly known as a representative of Swedish neo-classical architecture of the 1920s, and during the last decade of his life as a major proponent of the modernist style which got its breakthrough in Sweden at the 1930 Stockholm exposition. His major works include the Stockholm Public Library and Skogskyrkogården, a cemetery which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Skogskyrkogården was created between 1917 and 1920 by Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. Another important work is the extension of the Gothenburg City Hall building which Asplund started on 1917 and finished 1937 - it shows his transformation from neo-classical to modernist architect. Image File history File links Original upload at Swedish Wikipedia by Andreas Ribbefjord. ... Image File history File links Original upload at Swedish Wikipedia by Andreas Ribbefjord. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 172 KB) Photographer: Erik of Gothenburg, EVL. The Courthouse extension by Gunnar Asplund. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 172 KB) Photographer: Erik of Gothenburg, EVL. The Courthouse extension by Gunnar Asplund. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. ... Exterior of main building The rotunda Stockholm Public Library (Swedish: Stockholms stadsbibliotek) is located in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with SkogskyrkogÃ¥rden - The Woodland Cemetery. ... Chapel of Resurrection Church of St Mark Sigurd Lewerentz (b. ... Location of Gothenburg in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden County Västra Götaland County Province Västergötland Charter 1621  - Mayor Göran Johansson Area    - City 450 km²  (174 sq mi)  - Water 14. ...


Gunnar Asplund is considered perhaps the most important modernist Swedish architect and has had a major influence on later generations of Swedish and also Nordic architects [1].


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  1. ^ On Gunnar Asplund at the Swedish National Encyclopediae website (in Swedish, password needed)

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Gunnar Asplund Summary (586 words)
Asplund's First Mortuary Chapel for the Burial Ground has the plan of an Etruscan-Roman temple, but with its steep-hipped roof covered in wood shingles it blends into the landscape.
Four years later Asplund was given the commission for the extension to the 17th-century Göteborg Town Hall, which he had originally won in competition in 1913.
Asplund's last major work was the Woodland Crematorium (1935-1940); it is monumental and yet severely simple, notably in the entrance portico.
::: The Hightower Group ::: (145 words)
Eric Gunnar Asplund was born in Stockholm in 1885.
Asplund began his career as a painter before he studied architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Asplund also taught at the Royal Institute of Technology and edited a Swedish architectural magazine.
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