Augsburg: Sankt Anton Catholic Church

Katholische Kirche Sankt Anton, 1924-1927. Architekt: Michael Kurz
St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt  Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt  Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt  Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

1924 – 1927

Architect: Michael Kurz

Imhofstraße 47, Augsburg

Three-aisled basilica with two-tower facade. Concrete and brick construction.

The architect Michael Kurz paid parti­cular attention to the effect of the material:

He used Bockhorner clinker bricks from Oldenburg in Northern Germany and thus achieved the plasticity of the facades.

Second and third choice clinker bricks were favoured, as these strongly sintered, partially annealed and deformed bricks could be arranged into an expressive play of colours and shapes.

Kurz engaged a foreman and several brick­layers, who had previously worked at Fritz Höger’s Chilehaus in Hamburg.

The church nave of St. Anton rests on 34 reinforced concrete pillars, which give an even rhythmic structure.

The concrete is not laminated and was only slightly slurried and tinted.

The ceiling is lined with a wooden lamella construction based on the Zollinger System, which had previously been used primarily in indus­trial and trade fair construction.

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

St. Anton, 1924-1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

Sankt Anton, 1924–1927. Architect: Michael Kurz

 

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