Sorø Buildings, Denmark Abbey Church Architecture, Development Photos, Klosterkirke Sjælland
Sorø Buildings, Denmark
Historic Danish Architecture Developments in Zealand
post updated 2 July 2021 ; 10 Jan 2014
Location: Sorø, east Denmark
The main, and largest building, in the town is Sorø Klosterkirke – Sorø Abbey Church. It was founded by Danish archbishop Absalon and built by Cistercians in the period from 1161-1201.
The building is made of red brick, which was a new material for the time. It is built similar style to the Abbey of Fontenay. The church contains royal graves.
This property was confiscated by the Crown after the Reformation, and ever since, on and off, it has served as an educational institution, in a variety of forms. These variaitons included serving as a knight academy founded by Christian IV and a venue for higher learning during the Danish Golden Age. Danish writer and academian Ludvig Holberg bequested most of his fortune to re-establishing the academy in 1750 after a devastating fire.
Sorø Academy: Abbey Gate gatehouse – Klosterporten
Sorø Building images / information from AJW / IL
Another Sorø Building on e-architect:
Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sjælland, east Denmark
Design: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
photos : Jens Lindhe
Sorø Art Museum
A simple modern museum located in the heart of a well-preserved historical city, the Soroe Art Museum engages in a lively yet deferential dialogue with its surroundings. Its distilled geometric form, clad in beguiling masonry shingles, speaks to the proportion, scale, and rich materiality of the historic town center.
Location: Sorø, Denmark, northern Europe
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