Gallery: Coop Himmelb(l)au Completes Its Curvaceous Martin Luther Churc...

The brand new Martin Luther Church in Hainburg, Austria is impressing passersby with its curvaceous metal roof, which spirals up and culminates in three distinct skylights. These windows to the heavens relate directly to the theology of the holy trinity and allow natural daylight to filter down into the main prayer room. Like in many of Coop Himmelb(l)au's past designs, the metal roof was constructed using shipbuilding techniques and then transported to the site for assembly. With a large sculptural bell tower and eye-catching lines, the church stands as a beacon of light for the center and Hainburg.

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