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Carsten T. Rees

A Church in A Pretty Good Shape

St. Albert, Freiburg, Black Forest, Germany

13th of March 2022 – 13:13 CET

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The Roman-Catholic parish church of St. Albert’s is located in the district “Betzenhausen“ in the western part of Freiburg. It was built from 1967 to 1969. The building looks like it was folded in an Origami-like way. The walls and the roof were constructed from just two types of prefabricated concrete elements. The walls are constructed from acute triangles. The roof is constructed from folded squares. From the outside, the building is supposed to look like a crown. But the local people have their own special name: Lemon Squeezer Church.

On entering the church, one is impressed by the unique atmosphere of its central construction: Despite being a concrete building, the acute triangles are adding a kind of levity to the church. This impression is enhanced by the huge glass-stained windows. An additional colour accent derives from the blue lantern in the center of the roof.

All in all – this is a very special shape for a church.

One interesting side aspect: There is no belfry to the church. The parish preferred to use the money to build a Kindergarten.

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Canon EOS 5D MKIV, Canon 8-15mm, Nodal Ninja ML1, DXO, PTGui Pro, Photoshop, Pano2VR

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