Cologne: Sankt Elisabeth

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architekt: Dominikus Böhm
Hospital Sankt Elisabeth, Cologne-Hohenlind. Architects: Hans Tiefmann, Karl Haake

Hospital Sankt Elisabeth, Cologne-Hohenlind. Architects: Hans Tiefmann, Karl Haake

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

1930 – 1932

Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Werthmannstraße 1, Cologne-Hohenlind

The hospital church of St. Elisabeth is one of the first examples of modern church construction in Cologne, built from 1930 to 1932 according to plans by Dominikus Böhm. The sacred building adjoins the elongated six-story hospital complex perpen­di­cu­larly to the north.

The latter was built at the same time according to plans by archi­tects Hans Tiefmann and Karl Haake. The tradi­tional type of a three-nave hall church was realized by Böhm in an unusual way: The clinkered steel skeleton construction is provided with a semicir­cular, building-high chancel end.

Inside, light enters the church hall through high round-arched windows on the east side. The central nave is at the ground floor level of the hospital, the outer naves and the choir at the first floor level. This results in a spatial separation of the healthy and sick church visitors: side aisles and galleries were reserved for the sick.

The raised choir room with its altar moved out of the apse can be reached via a room-wide staircase with fifteen steps. The painting of the choir with the depiction of the Last Judgment was done by Peter Hecker in 1949/50.

In the crypt of the Elisabethkirche there are colored windows designed by Dominikus Böhm and ear doors designed by Ewald Mataré in 1937. The Man of Sorrows, sculpted from elm wood by Ewald Mataré in 1939, was also origi­nally in the crypt and has only been in the upper church since 2003. The tapestries from 1932 were created by the Kölner Werkschulen.

Crypt, Saint Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Crypt, Saint Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Door with ears of grain, 1937. Crypt, Sankt Elisabeth. Design: Ewald Mataré

Door with ears of grain, 1937. Crypt, Sankt Elisabeth. Design: Ewald Mataré

Stained glass window. Crypt, Sankt Elisabeth

Stained glass window. Crypt, Sankt Elisabeth

Stained glass window. Crypt, Sankt Elisabeth

Stained glass window. Crypt, Sankt Elisabeth

Man of Sorrows, 1939. Artist: Ewald Mataré

Man of Sorrows, 1939. Artist: Ewald Mataré

Man of Sorrows, 1939. Artist: Ewald Mataré

Man of Sorrows, 1939. Artist: Ewald Mataré

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930-1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Sankt Elisabeth, 1930–1932. Architect: Dominikus Böhm

Tapestry, 1932. Design: Kölner Werkschulen

Tapestry, 1932. Design: Kölner Werkschulen

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *