Found project: Kirche der Hl. Dreieinigkeit


    Project : Kirche der Hl. Dreieinigkeit

    Architect : Wotruba, Fritz

    Completion: 1976

    Locality : Wien

    Country : Austria

    Building style : Brutalism

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    Description :

    The church was inspired by a visit to Chartres Cathedral. To Fritz Wotruba, Chartres represented the essence of Europe, and he subsequently held up Chartres as a yardstick to his own work. Wotruba was first and foremost a sculptor, and the church was a collaboration with Fritz G. Mayr, who continued the work after Wotruba’s death.

    The church startles at first glance, resembling more an enlarged piece of abstract sculpture. It provides visitors with the unique opportunity to enter into an art form more often viewed on a much smaller scale. The building consists of 152 asymmetrically arranged concrete blocks of a size between 0.84 m3 to 64 m3, weighing from 1.8 to 141 tons; the highest block measures 13.10m. The church, which borders the Wienerwald, is 30 meters long, 22 meters wide, and 15.5 meters high. The unusual design created some local resistance.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wotruba_Church (June 22, 2011).

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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    Kirche der Hl. Dreieinigkeit
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    Kirche der Hl. Dreieinigkeit
    Kirche der Hl. Dreieinigkeit
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    Kirche der Hl. Dreieinigkeit
    Kirche der Hl. Dreieinigkeit
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski