Architects: ELLT     Photography: Andy Liffner     Construction Period:  1965     Location:  Gävle, Sweden

This concrete crematorium was designed by a group of young architects known as ELLT who started their office when they won the competition for the Gävle Crematorium. It proved hard to top this brilliant design, a jewel not only worthy of its name but also a perfect example of simplistic functionalism fit for human emotion.

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Swedish photographer Andy Liffner has captured this place of devotion and dignity in all its beauty and complexity in the series of images below.

Text provided by the architect.