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Skogskyrkogarden

  • English: The Woodland Cemetery

  • Address: Gamla Tyresovagen 422
  • Vicinity: Enskededalen
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

This Stockholm cemetery was created between 1917 and 1920 by two young architects, Asplund and Lewerentz, on the site of former gravel pits overgrown with pine trees. The design blends vegetation and architectural elements, taking advantage of irregularities in the site to create a landscape that is finely adapted to its function. It has had a profound influence in many countries of the world. - UNESCO


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Timeline

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1912/00/00 Stockholm City Council acquires a tract of former gravel pits overgrown with pine trees for the purpose of creating a new cemetery.
1917/00/00 Construction begins on Woodland Cemetery. An international competition for the design was won by two 30 year old Swedish architects, Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz.
1999/00/00 Greta Garbo In Memoriam Greta Garbo's ashes are interred at Skogskyrkogarden Cemetery, Stockholm.

Places

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Woodland Crematorium

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Particulars for Skogskyrkogarden:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Cemetery
Historic Use Graves, burials
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Historic Use Religious Property




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