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Asst. Prof. Dr. Alex Lehnerer

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Student Project

The Optimized Gothic Church

FS 2016 Oh' Lord

As an order, the gothic seems the most stiff and uncompromising—liturgical Gothic architecture even more so. But if one removes the metaphysical ambitions from the gothic liturgy, all of that lofty space isn’t always necessary. This project applies Neufeurt to liturgy, attempting to optimise the dimensions of the Gothic without destroying its image.

Class info and syllabus.

Project by: Lou Dumont d'Ayot Selina Sigg
Model, the liturgical order of the church changed it's direction. So did the front facade
Floor plan of the optimized church
Front elevation of the optimized church
Original floor plan
Original elevation