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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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