Finland - Helsinki
Temppeliaukio Church is a Lutheran church and opened in 1969. The interior of the church was excavated and built into the rock, hence the nick name “Rock Church”. However, the interior of the church is bathed in natural light entering through the glazed dome. The Temppeliaukio church is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city with more than half a million people visit it annually. The stone-hewn church is located in the heart of Helsinki. Maintaining the original character of the square is the fundamental concept behind the building.
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