Stuttgart: Kreuzkirche

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

1928 – 1930

Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Amstetter Straße 25, Stuttgart-Hedelfingen

The New Protestant Church (since 1980: Kreuzkirche) in Stuttgart-Hedelfingen was built between 1928 and 1930 according to designs by the Stuttgart archi­tec­tural firm of Hans Volkart and Paul Trüdinger in the New Objectivity style.

The foundation stone was laid on September 29, 1929, and the church was conse­crated on October 26, 1930.

The building, in the form of a basilica, is based on a steel skeleton lined with hollow pumice concrete blocks.

The 25-meter-high, block-like tower accom­mo­dates the parish rooms on its lower floors.

Adjacent to the nave are the cubic struc­tures of the parish hall and the reading room.

A semicir­cular apse forms the eastern end of the church.

Thanks to the modern steel skeleton construction, the entire width of the large church hall with a total of 272 seats is bridged without supports.

The trans­verse rectan­gular chancel is elevated by several steps. The pulpit projects into the congre­gation area.

The semicir­cular pew allows the sanctuary to be used as a celebration church.

Behind the large cross in the final circle was the organ until the 1960s. Only the front pipes of the organ are still present today.

The parish hall can be connected to the church hall by a supportless folding wall.

A conti­nuous light band designed by Walter Kohler with a Bible text (One body and one spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above you all) makes the ceiling appear to float.

The south side is occupied by a large window designed by Rudolf Yelin.

The windows were destroyed during the war and have been renewed. Otherwise, the church is almost completely preserved in its original form.

The entire interior decoration was designed by Paul Trüdinger. He contracted out the execution of his designs to locally based firms.

The interior furnis­hings largely corre­spond to the condition of 1930.

In the 1950s, Wolf-Dieter Kohler, the son of Walter Kohler, was commis­sioned to recon­struct the light band and to recreate the two windows by Rudolf Yelin.

In 1980, the interior was renovated, and from 2002 to 2003, the exterior was restored in accordance with the preser­vation order.

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928-1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

Kreuzkirche, 1928–1930. Architects: Paul Trüdinger, Hans Volkart

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