Järvenpää Church is located in the Finnish town of Järvenpää, 40km north of the capital Helsinki. The church was designed by the Finnish architect Erkki Elomaa and construction was completed in 1968. Though the outside is brutal in nature the inside is furnished in wood and has room for over six hundred people.
The church tower houses four bells that came from Austria and six different tunes were composed by Joonas Kokkonen.
In 2009 Järvenpää Church was voted the ugliest church in Finland.
Since seeing Järvenpää Church for the first time I have been back regularly to photograph the building throughout the seasons. I am lucky enough that when I am in Finland I am only a short drive from the Church.
Järvenpää Church is part of my BRUTAL Collection.
For more images visit #SOSBRUTALISM