Bischofsheim: Catholic Christ the King Church

Christkönig, 1926. Architekt: Dominikus Böhm
Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

1926

Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Hochheimer Straße 3, Bischofsheim

The parish church of Christ the King, whose plans were drawn by Dominikus Böhm in April 1926 and which was built by November of the same year, stands in the middle of the densely built-up small town of Bischofsheim.

To the outside, the church appears as a simple, rectan­gular hall in a combi­nation of brickwork and struc­turing concrete elements with a seven-story tower added on one side.

The largely closed form of the church building results from the fact that the exterior walls in the east and north were built on the property line and therefore no window openings were possible.

The rectan­gular tower is articu­lated by horizontal cornice bands of concrete and is crowned in the area of the belfry by a concrete element perfo­rated in casette form.

The masonry segments of the tower are articu­lated by means of parabolic openings filled with perfo­rated masonry bond. The church clock is located in the uppermost segment.

A flight of steps leads to the west portal, which is inserted into an almost building-high pointed arch niche with a stepped reveal.

The interior is dominated by the parabolic lancet vault, which runs the entire length and rises directly from the terra­cotta floor.

The brass crucifix was designed by Hans Wissel from Cologne. The lead glazing of the windows and the pews are designs by Dominikus Böhm.

The interior, origi­nally made of exposed concrete, was white­washed in 1962.

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Christ the King, 1926. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

 

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