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Encyclopedia > Skogskyrkogården

Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery) came about following an international competition in 1915 for the design of a new cemetery in Enskede in the southern part of Stockholm, Sweden. The design of Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, young architects from the Functionalist movement, was selected. Work began in 1917 on land that had been old gravel quarries that were overgrown with pine trees and was completed three years later. The architects' use of the natural landscape created an extraordinary environment of tranquil beauty that had a profound influence on cemetery design throughout the world. Stockholm [, ] is the capital and the largest City of Sweden. ... The Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige  listen) is a Nordic country in Scandinavia, in Northern Europe. ... Stockholm Public Library Erik Gunnar Asplund (22 September 1885 – 20 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... The article is about functionalism in sociology; for other uses, see functionalism. ...

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Holy Cross Chapel
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Wood Chapel
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Resurrection Chapel
Skogskyrkogården

The crematorium, with its remarkable "Faith, Hope, and Charity" Chapel was Gunnar Asplund's final work of architecture, opened shortly after his passing in 1940. In 1994, Skogskyrkogården was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and although it does not have the number of famous interments as the Norra begravningsplatsen, its much older counterpart in northern Stockholm, it is a major tourist attraction. At the Tallum Pavilion, visitors can see an exhibition about the cemetery and the story of its origins and the two architects whose vision created it. Fair use of an image from www. ... Fair use of an image from www. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... Norra begravningsplatsen Norra begravningsplatsen, translated as the Northern Burial Place but often referred to as the Northern Cemetery, is a major cemetery of Stockholm, Sweden in the area of the city known as Solna. ...

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Waiting for the resurecction

A few of the notables buried here are:

Stockholm Public Library Erik Gunnar Asplund (22 September 1885 – 20 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... Garbo in the 1920s Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish actress. ... Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band which was originally formed in 1983. ...

External link

Virtual tour of Skogskyrkogården (http://www.eurofresh.se/stockholm/whc-stockholm.htm)


See also

List of famous cemeteries This is a list of famous cemeteries, mausoleums and other places people are buried, world-wide. ...

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