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 Gunnar Asplund

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Gunnar Asplund Famous memorial

Birth
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Death
20 Oct 1940 (aged 55)
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial
Enskede, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Plot
Kvarter 38, Grav 1B.
Memorial ID
8411 View Source

Architect. He was a leader of modern design, whom the magazine "Architectural Review" called "high priest of functionalism in Sweden." Born in Stockholm he studied there at the Technical High School and the Academy of Art, graduating in 1909. In the same year he entered an architectural competition for the Swedish Church in Paris. In 1913 he won the competition for an extension to the Town Hall in Göteborg. After visiting Italy and Greece he won, with Sigurd Lewerentz, a competition for a burial-ground in southern Stockholm: Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery), which since 1994 is on UNESCO´s "World Heritage List."

Architect. He was a leader of modern design, whom the magazine "Architectural Review" called "high priest of functionalism in Sweden." Born in Stockholm he studied there at the Technical High School and the Academy of Art, graduating in 1909. In the same year he entered an architectural competition for the Swedish Church in Paris. In 1913 he won the competition for an extension to the Town Hall in Göteborg. After visiting Italy and Greece he won, with Sigurd Lewerentz, a competition for a burial-ground in southern Stockholm: Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery), which since 1994 is on UNESCO´s "World Heritage List."

Bio by: Lennart Haglund


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 8 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8411
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8411/gunnar-asplund: accessed ), memorial page for Gunnar Asplund (22 Sep 1885–20 Oct 1940), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8411, citing Skogskyrkogården, Enskede, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden; Maintained by Find a Grave .