Stark White Autobahn Church Hides a Wonderous Surprise Inside

by , 04/14/14

Schneider + Schumacher Architekten, Batmanesque, Motorway Church Siegerland, prefabricated, interlocking wooden components, Architecture, Daylighting, Green Materials

On the outside, Schneider + Schumacher Architekten‘s fantastic church looks like a white three-dimensional interpretation of traditional village church. But its interior is completely different, featuring an intricate wooden dome that fills up the space. The dome is made from 650 interlocking components, and it’s filled with plenty of natural light.

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Most of the church’s components were prefabricated off-site to optimize build time while limiting construction waste. The building’s white homogeneous exterior is made from wood coated with a polyurethane spray sealant for moisture and wear protection. Motorway Church Siegerland is Germany’s 40th motorway church – and it’s probably the most surprising one.

+ Schneider + Schumacher Architekten

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Photos by Helen Schiffer and Schneider + Schumacher Architekten

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1 Comment

  1. roiikkata April 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    thats a really nice change from the “normal” plastic and metal chair settings that are seen in LOTS of churches and temples around the world .. wow ..

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