Rethinking the landscape: Erik Gunnar Asplund’s and Sigurd Lewerentz’s Woodland Cemetery

The article retraces one of the leading Scandinavian landscape experiences of the Twentieth Century. Skogskyrkogården – the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm - designed by Erik Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz between 1915 and 1940, represents the first example of space for burials addressed by guidelines that exceed the scenic vision of the landscape. The process of the definition of the Woodland Cemetery is then investigated through the evolution of the relationship that architecture and landscape establish in the different phases of the project advanced by the two Swedish architects, in a compositional path that leads the idea of landscape to a new definition.

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