Seen from the outside, Bagsværd Church with its smooth, white concrete facades and greyish aluminium roofs more resembles a modern industrial plant rather than a house of prayer.
Stepping inside, one is greeted by a flood of light and a visual poetry of soft shapes and edgy curves in the building, designed by world renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon.
The white concrete roof undulates over the space like drifting clouds, a continuous source of inspiration for many of Utzon's architectural creations. Not only does the roof appear to float, but even the walls seem to dissolve into the light-flooded annexes. The altar wall solely consists of an airy web of fine, slender tiles.
Bagsværd Church thus lends an organic shape to a rigorous design. Completed in 1976, this unique building has added a new dimension to the way Danish churches are conceived, designed, and built.
The altar carpets and other artworks were created by Jørn Utzon's daughter, weaver and ceramicist Lin Utzon.
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