Found project: St. Michael


    Project : St. Michael

    Language variant : St. Michael Church

    Architect : Schwarz, Rudolf

    Completion: 1954

    Locality : Frankfurt am Main

    Country : Germany

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

    Description :

    The floor plan of this parish church (1954) is created by interlocking ellipses. Their crossing point is the altar. The “movement” is made possible by strong 16 m high, steel-reinforced pillars. These are standing on massive concrete “anchors” that are connected by steel-reinforced bridges.

    The brick walls in the frame are not load bearing. The bricks close the walls and lead the wind onto the pillars. The walls are closed nearly to the ceiling.

    Through a row of glass bricks on top of the walls enters daylight into the nave and apse. At the wall of the crypt there is a window band and glass window designed by Meistermann. The tower (1961) is by K. Wimmenauer.

    Kalusche, Bernd & Setzepfandt, Wolf-Christian: Architekturführer Frankfurt am Main, Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin 1992, p. 171.

    Ed. and transl. Heikki Nikkinen




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