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Civic Center Garath / St. Matthäus

For this project which consists of a church, chapel and retirement home, Böhm combined concrete and brick into a sculptural composition, playfully citing archetypal elements of medieval castle architecture: The retirement home, which surrounds the church and chapel, seems like a castle wall with its rounded protrusions and crenellation. The church St. Matthäus surmounts the outer buildings with its turret like towers. The chapel St. Hildegardis, which is connected with the retirement home, is a miniature version of Böhm’s signature “concrete rock”, which was most prominently realized on a large scale in Neviges. Written by Sandra Pappe

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The Gehry Buildings of Dusseldorf Harbor 201213km site_ao
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The Valley that Inspired the Neanderthal Name 201810.4km site_ao
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St. Reinold 19569.3km site_brutalism
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Münsterschule 15.8km site_brutalism
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Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 196713.1km site_brutalism
Rank-Xerox-Hauptverwaltung 196616.2km site_brutalism
Chorweiler Housing Estate 196513.4km site_brutalism
Job Center (JobBörse) 13km site_brutalism
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