Found project: Christi Auferstehungskirche


    Project : Christi Auferstehungskirche

    Language variant : Church of the Resurrection

    Architect : Bartning, Otto

    Completion: 1930

    Locality : Essen

    Country : Germany

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    The building was designed by Otto Bartning and executed in the middle of the Great Depression (1929-30). The lowest bidder for the construction work, a Dortmund company, was allowed to start the construction only after having settled a branch in Essen, creating thus jobs for the local people.

    Otto Bartning realized here his vision of an expressionist Star Church, which was a sensation in 1922. It is a simple central structure on a circular ground plan, in skeletal structure of Krupp steel with a diameter and a height of just over 30 meters. For corrosion protection purposes the structure was covered with concrete. The open spaces between the columns in the exterior were infilled with brick . With the materials steel, concrete and brick Bartning made homage both to the modernism and to the region where the church stands. The building holds about 700 people.

    The interior is dominated by dark gray plaster, from which the columns and parapets and the area around the altar and pulpit stand out in light gray-beige colour. The colored window bands are part of the wall, which give it a tranquil frame.

    The architect wanted to avoid a pseudo ambiance that would have been created by recourse to designs and building materials given by tradition but thereby outmoded.


    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auferstehungskirche_(Essen) (June 20, 2011).

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen, transl. Arto Kuorikoski



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