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Bagsvaerd Kirke, København, Danmark
Famous Religious Architecture – design by Jorn Utzon, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jorn Utzon’s remarkable church in a northern suburb of Copenhagen – images:
Bagsvaerd Church / Bagsværd Kirke
Jørn Utzon, Architect
Address: Taxvej 14, Bagsværd
Location: north Copenhagen, bus or taxi from city centre
Bagsvaerd Church Copenhagen
Utzon’s next major design – after returning to Denmark after Sydney – was the Bagsvaerd Church, Copenhagen. The plain and rectilinear exterior contrasts with the sensuously curving soffits within – the interior creates a welcome surprise. Professor Richard Weston explained in one of his lectures on Utzon that the Client wanted a cost saving so the whole building was shrunk in proportion: in fact the scale of some elements does seem rather reduced, especially the exposed gables at the top seen from the east. This Lutheran church is located in low-density suburbs almost on the north edge of Copenhagen.
Jorn Utzon planned the interior vaults after being inspired by banks of clouds. His sketches evolved from nature images to hanging overhead vaults. Bagsvaerd echoes the expressionism and humanism of Aalto.
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Bagsvaerd Church Architect – Jorn Utzon
Jorn Utzon: Pritzker Architecture Prize
Danish architect Jorn Utzon designer of the Sydney Opera House, Australia, received the 2003 Laureate of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the Nobel Prize of the architecture world.
The Pritzker Prize ceremony took place at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. Jorn Utzon is the first Dane to become a Pritzker Laureate.
DANMARK: København – Dansk Arkitektur
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Jorn Utzon: Key Buildings
Courtyard-Style Housing, Denmark 1956-58
Sydney Opera House, Australia 1957-73
Bagsvaerd Kirke, Copenhagen 1974-76
Fredensborg Houses, Denmark 1962
Kuwait National Assembly 1982
Two Houses, Majorca
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