Erik Gunnar Asplund

Erik Gunnar Asplund, Born in Stockholm, was a distinguished Scandinavian exponent of Functionalism, is regarded as the most important Swedish architect of the 20th century.

It is considered to be the archetype of the generation which gave rise to the process of ripening of the above mentioned domains, then developed by characters such as Alvar Aalto, Erik Bryggman, Arne Jacobsen, Jørn Utzon.

His works from the years 1911 to 1930, influenced by a strong romantic tradition, express a neoclassical language, founded on vernacular cultural bases. Asplund managed to very clearly overcome the rigid and stereometric language of the first years of rationalism by anticipating in a very personal way the trends of the Modern Movement.