2) Grundtvig’s Church, Denmark
Grundtvig’s Church is a particularly wonderful example of a unique architectural design that combines traditional elements with modern nuances. The designer, Peder Villhelm Jensen-Klint, was particularly concerned with creating a building that incorporated the natural building materials and styles typically seen in Denmark, with geometric Expressionism. The result is a building with magnificently elevated Gothic features. This is most strikingly achieved in the west façade, where the imposing structure resembles the pipes of a church organ, ever enticing the eye of the viewer upward. The church was initially commissioned in 1913, but construction was not started until the early 1920’s, and not completed until 1940. The church, located in Copenhagen, is made of millions of yellow brick—a traditional building material in Denmark—and the interior plan is modeled after a typical Gothic church, with little decoration or adornments.
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