Guðjón Samúelsson

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Guðjón Samúelsson
Born Guðjón Samúelsson
April 16, 1887
Died 25 April 1950(1950-04-25) (aged 63)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Known for architecture
Notable work(s) Hallgrímskirkja, University of Iceland, National Theatre of Iceland, Akureyrarkirkja, and many others buildings.
This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Guðjón .

Guðjón Samúelsson (April 16, 1887 – April 25, 1950) was a State Architect of Iceland.

Notable designs include main building of the University of Iceland, the National Theatre of Iceland, the Landakot Roman Catholic Cathedral in Reykjavík and the Church of Akureyri; however his final and most recognized work is the Hallgrímskirkja church, which was commissioned in 1937. Many of his designs were said to be inspired by the natural geology of Iceland, especially the basalt columns such as those at Svartifoss.

Other works[edit]


  1. ^ a b c The Building that Shaped the City Austurstræti 16
  2. ^ a b cæti-16