A Lutheran church in the Töölö neighborhood of Helsinki. The church was designed by architects and brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Built directly into solid rock, it is also known as the Church of the Rock and Rock Church.

The interior was excavated and built directly out of solid rock and is bathed in natural light which enters through the skylight surrounding the center copper dome.

Temppeliaukio Church / Image: josiewanders.com

The acoustic quality is created by the rough, virtually unworked rock surfaces. There are no bells at the church a recording of bells composed by Taneli Kuusisto is played via loudspeakers on the exterior wall.

Temppeliaukio Church / Image: Flying Cinema Tour Of Helsinki-Fascebook
Stone church Temppeliaukio buried in the rock / Image: nomadepicureans.com

Featured Image: The Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki / Image: Wikipedia

Websites: helsinginseurakunnat.fi


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