Hallgrímskirkja Among World's Weirdest Buildings - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Hallgrímskirkja Among World’s Weirdest Buildings

Published July 28, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Jschildk

Hallgrímskirkja has been voted one of the world’s weirdest buildings, reports Vísir.

According to the Top 50 Weirdest Buildings list, Hallgrímskirkja is the third strangest looking building on the planet. The Stone House in Guimarães and the Casa Da Musica – both located in Portugal, came in first and second place respectively. 

Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church in Iceland and is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson. According to the State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson who designed the church, it’s appearance is meant to resemble basalt lava flows in Iceland’s landscape. The construction of the church began in 1945 and was completed 41 years later in 1986. 

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