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Woodland Chapel Skogskapellet

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Erik Gunnar Asplund
location Stockholm
function chapel
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In the beginning of the 20th century Stockholm’s burial grounds had to be expanded, so an international architect competition was initiated in order to ensure the dignity, artistic quality and harmony of the buildings, vegetation and landscape of a new cemetery - Skogskyrkogården, the Woodland Cemeter south of Stockholm. A part of the Cemetery and the first chapel in the park, the Woodland Chapel, designed by E. G. Asplund, was completed in 1920. The wooden chapel with its white-washed walls and black roof is adorned by Carl Milles’ sculpture ”The Angel of Death”, iron gates designed by Asplund and an altar painting by artist Gunnar Torhamn. Erik Gunnar Asplund died in 1940. He rests beside the Chapel of Faith under a simple epitaph bearing the words ”His work lives”.

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Woodland Chapel Skogskapellet
Sockenvägen 479
Project is public!
Opening hours The Tallum Pavilion, which is in the south of Skogskyrkogården, has a permanent exhibition about the cemetery and the two architects. This visitor centre is open every day from 12 - 17:00 hr, from the 27th of May to 2 September. Closed 22 and 23 June. To book a tour, contact the Stockholm Stadsmuseum at
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Completion 1920
ArchitectErik Gunnar Asplund
Client City of Stockholm
Project ID 666
Latitude/Longitude 59°16'30N 18°06'10E
Contributed by Maarten_Scheurwater
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