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Bruder Klaus Field Chapel – Mechernich, Germany

Posted in Built by macj913 on March 21, 2022

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Name: Bruder Klaus Field Chapel
Location: Mechernich, Germany
Architect: Peter Zumthor
Contractor: Local Farmers
Structural Engineers: Jurg Buchli, Claus Jung
MEP Engineer: N/A
Completion date: 2007

AE Interests: Concrete structure poured in 24 layers, internal formwork made from wigwam using 112 logs, after concrete pour the wigwam was burned to give the charred internal finish, floor made from molten lead, complex geometry creates organic interior shape, sharp geometric exterior shape, reminiscent of cave worship, constructed by local farmers using the design from Zumthor, teardrop oculus lets light into main sanctuary


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