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Engelbrekt Church

Coordinates: 59°20′39″N 18°04′04″E / 59.34417°N 18.06778°E / 59.34417; 18.06778
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Engelbrekt Church
Engelbrekt Church
59°20′39″N 18°04′04″E / 59.34417°N 18.06778°E / 59.34417; 18.06778
LocationLärkstaden, Stockholm
DenominationChurch of Sweden
Architect(s)Lars Israel Wahlman
StyleNational Romantic style
Groundbreaking14 May 1910 (1910-05-14)
Completed25 January 1914 (1914-01-25)
ParishEngelbrekt Parish
DioceseDiocese of Stockholm

The Engelbrekt Church (Swedish: Engelbrektskyrkan) is a protected church building. It is located at Lärkstaden in the town of Stockholm in Sweden. The church was designed in the National Romantic style by architect Lars Israel Wahlman. In 1914, it was completed. It has 1,400 seats. The seating capacity makes it one of the larger churches in Stockholm.[1][2][3]

The church was named after 15th century rebel Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson. The naming followed the spirit of romantic nationalism.[1] The church built atop a hill in the years 1910–1914, after an design competition held in 1906.[2] Most of the rock where the church stands was left mostly intact. That was in accordance to the urban planning ideals at the time. It gave the church a naturally elevated position in town.[1]

The building has some features common to Byzantine architecture. It has a cruciform architectural plan with a 32 m (105 ft) high nave,[1][2][3] The nave is the highest in Scandinavia.[3] The church has been internationally appreciated in architectural circles. The church has not underwent any major changes since its inauguration. The church is regarded as a paragon of the Swedish Art Nouveau era and of the National Romantic style.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Engelbrektskyrkan" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Archived from the original (pdf) on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Bebyggelseregistret (BBR) - Riksantikvarieämbetet" (in Swedish). Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Engelbrektskyrkan" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Archived from the original on 5 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.

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