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.


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.

Sources on Turku Cemetery Chapel

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

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Turku Cemetery Chapel


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