Sorø Buildings, Denmark Architecture Developments, Sjælland
Sorø Buildings, Denmark
Danish Architecture Developments in Zealand
10 Jan 2014
Location: Sorø, east Denmark
The main, and largest building, in the town is Sorø Klosterkirke – Sorø Abbey Church. It was founded by Danish archbishop Absalon and built by Cistercians in the period from 1161-1201. It is made of red brick, which was a new material for the time. It is built similar style to the Abbey of Fontenay. The church contains royal graves.
Sorø Akademi – Sorø Academy School – new buildings on the campus:
Sorø Academy is a boarding school and public gymnasium located in the small town of Sorø, Denmark. It traces its history back to the 12th century when Bishop Absalon founded a monastery at the site, which was confiscated by the Crown after the Reformation, and ever since, on and off, it has served as an educational institution, in a variety of forms, including as a knight academy founded by Christian IV and a venue for higher learning during the Danish Golden Age. Danish writer and academian Ludvig Holberg bequested most of his fortune to re-establishing the academy in 1750 after a devastating fire.
Sorø Academy: Abbey Gate gatehouse – Klosterporten
Sorø Building images / information from AJW / IL
Another Sorø Building on e-architect:
Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sjælland, east Denmark
Design: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
photos : Jens Lindhe
Sorø Art Museum
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Architecture in Denmark
Danish Architecture Designs – chronological list
Tony Fretton Architects
photo © Helene Binet
Moesgård Museum Århus, Jutland
Henning Larsen Architects
image from architect
Museum Ordrupgaard – New Wing
Zaha Hadid Architects
photo © AW
Danish Architecture Designs
photo : Adam Mørk
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Sorø Buildings Sjælland – page
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