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BUILDING
 
 
Hallgrímskirkja
The Church of Hallgrímur
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DESIGNER
 
 
Guðjón Samúelsson

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CONTEXT
 
Importance of the building in the territory and in the city
Guðjón Samúelsson, Hallgrímskirkja, The Church of Hallgrímur, Church of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson
Relationship with the location
Guðjón Samúelsson, Hallgrímskirkja, The Church of Hallgrímur, Church of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson
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DESCRIPTION
 
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Guðjón Samúelsson, Hallgrímskirkja, The Church of Hallgrímur, Church of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Iceland [Ísland]
Region
Höfuðborgarsvæðið
Town
Reykjavík
Address
Hallgrímstorg, 101
 
 
Website
E-mail
hallgrimskirkja@hallgrimskirkja.is
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Religious buildings
Churches and places of worship
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Panoramic structures, belvederes
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1937    
Realisation
1945 - 1986
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AWARDS
 
2016
The 100 coolest works of architecture in the world
1st place
Business Insider
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
The design is inspired by the natural geology of Iceland, especially the basalt columns such as those at Svartifoss.
Guðjón Samúelsson, Hallgrímskirkja, The Church of Hallgrímur, Church of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 74,5
Surface
sq.m. 1,676
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The church is dedicated to the most renowned religious poet of Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson.
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Vilve Roosioks, Hjörleifur Sveinbjörnsson, Hilde Swets, Wolfgang Barth
Drawings © Peggy and Marco Lachmann-Anke

Guðjón Samúelsson, Hallgrímskirkja, The Church of Hallgrímur, Church of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, Hallgrímur Pétursson



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