Engelbrekt Church

Engelbrekt Church

Engelbrekt Church
Coordinates: 59°20′39″N 18°04′04″E / 59.34417°N 18.06778°E / 59.34417; 18.06778
Location Lärkstaden, Stockholm
Country Sweden
Denomination Lutheran, Church of Sweden
Website svenskakyrkan.se/engelbrekt
Architect(s) Lars Israel Wahlman
Style National Romantic style
Groundbreaking 14 May 1910 (1910-05-14)
Completed 25 January 1914 (1914-01-25)
Parish Engelbrekt Parish
Diocese Diocese of Stockholm

Engelbrekt Church (Swedish: Engelbrektskyrkan) is a protected church located in the Lärkstaden area of Stockholm, Sweden. It was designed by architect Lars Israel Wahlman in the National Romantic style and completed in 1914. It is one of the largest churches in Stockholm, with 1,400 seats.[1][2][3]

In the spirit of romantic nationalism, the church was named after Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson – a Swedish 15th century rebel leader and national hero.[1] It was built atop a hill in the years 1910–14, after a design competition held in 1906.[2] The rock on which the church is standing was left mostly intact, in accordance to the urban planning ideals at the time, giving it a naturally elevated position in the city.[1]

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

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Engelbrektskyrkan" (pdf) (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Bebyggelseregistret (BBR) - Riksantikvarieämbetet" (in Swedish). Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 "Engelbrektskyrkan" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
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