1924 – 1927
Architect: Michael Kurz
Imhofstraße 47, Augsburg
Three-aisled basilica with two-tower facade. Concrete and brick construction. 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.