Architect
Kaija and Heikki Siren
Competition
1957
Completion
1963
Renovation
2015
Category
Assembly buildings
Tags
chapel Modernism sacred white

Espoo Funerary Chapel is based on the winning entry by Kaija and Heikki Siren in an architecture competition arranged in 1957. The chapel is situated on the southern side of the Espoo cemetery on the bank of the River Espoo. The simple geometrical forms with white and black surfaces are the focal architectural features of the building. The building was completed in 1963. The cemetery and its chapel are situated on the southwest of the Espoo Cathedral, built in the 15th century.

Location

Pappilantie 12, Espoo
60.2056677, 24.6445359

Images

View from the north, Espoo Funerary Chapel
View from the north, Espoo Funerary Chapel (© Siren Architects)
Main entrance, Espoo Funerary Chapel
Main entrance, Espoo Funerary Chapel (© Siren Architects)
Interior , Espoo Funerary Chapel
Interior , Espoo Funerary Chapel (© Siren Architects)
Site plan, Espoo Funerary Chapel
Site plan, Espoo Funerary Chapel (© Siren Architects)
Scale model, Espoo Funerary Chapel
Scale model, Espoo Funerary Chapel (© Siren Architects)

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