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Turku Cemetery Chapel
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Architect Erik Bryggman
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Location Turku, Finland
Date 1939 to 1941   timeline
Building Type cemetery chapel
Climate cold temperate
Context suburban
Style Early Modern
Notes asymmetrical daylighting of vaulted interior gives appropriate effect.
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Discussion Turku Cemetery Chapel Commentary

"The Resurrection Chapel in a cemetery on the south-eastern outskirts of the city of Turku is Erik Bryggman's most notable work... It has a concrete frame and brick walls and an asymmetrical plan, with an aisle along only one side of the nave. The side wall within the aisle is wholly of glass, giving a view into foliage and trees."

— J.M. Richards. 800 Years of Finnish Architecture. Vancouver: David and Charles, 1978. p151.

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J.M. Richards. 800 Years of Finnish Architecture. North Pomfret VT: David and Charles, Inc., 1978. photo of chapel interior, p151.

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. interior photo, p159. — Available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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