Saturday, May 24, 2014

Bagsværd Church

This church was designed by the Danish architect Jørn Utzon in 1968, most famous for the Sydney Opera House. The church is located in a little town called Bagsværd, 45 minutes by bike north of Copenhagen. The exterior of the church appears rather plain, clad in concrete panels. You enter at the side into a hallway that wraps around the central space. The hallway is filled with light and interesting shadows from the skylights above. The materials are also faint in color, all the furniture a white-washed wood. Venturing further down, enter a small compressed space which enhances the big beautiful room you are about to see. Ah! The main space of the Bagsværd church has a rolling ceiling meant to look like clouds rumbling in the sky. Light streams in from slits in the ceiling. It is floating. All together, a very nice Saturday afternoon.


enroute to the church... 




Pews and main entry 
Screens and Alter

Light filled halls





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