liturgy space in expressive truss
a church for the urban development area of Seestadt, Vienna
thesis project within the institute of building construction 1, TU Vienna
"I am the vine, you are the branches. whoever remains with me, as I do with him, bears much fruit. because without me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)
Similarly, the raw grain is not enough for the bread to bake it. it requires a mechanical process by human hand to get to the flour and ultimately to the loaf.
each individual element, how minor it seems, has specific sense of bearing force.
the core topic was to find an answer to the constant question: "we are used to find an ordained center in our cities. - with the Seestadt of Vienna being one of the biggest urban development areas in europe, creating city from the scratch; how to justify an authentic liturgy are for a city without such a history?"
My answer found its grounds in the "flexibility movement" that is going on in all kind of typologies in architecture. in my opinion, church is not going to remain only sacred space, but to provide more opportunities for other activities - such as events or workshops especially for such a capsuled community like the Seestadt.
type of project:
Anna Wickenhauser, Christian Kühn, Martin Sindelar, Susanne Veit
Seestadt, Vienna, Austria
Sinan Korjenic (structural engeneering)
honors: published in " Der Sonntag" | exhibited at "Galerie Beckerstraße" | Lectured at "TurnOn Architecture Festival" 2019