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Asst. Prof. Dr. Alex Lehnerer

Selected student projects

Student Project

The Uninhibited Church

FS 2016 Oh' Lord

The architecture of churches tends to impose a certain form of mood or behavior on their prospective subjects. Yet, they tend to either be “too closed” resulting feelings of uneasiness, confusion or timidity, or, “too open” which can feel deceptive and quickly become annoying.

This church, located in the Pestalozzianlage along the Banhofstrasse, attempts to define an architecture that is approachable and casual without feeling dishonest or contrived. The inside-out planning of Ronchamp seeks to capture urban vitality rather than rural tranquillity.

Class info and syllabus.

Project by: Alex Christoph Fabian Tschök
Elevation 1
1st floor
2nd floor
Cross sections
Elevation 2
Elevation 3
Elevation 4
Perspectival view to the outdoor mass area
Perspectival view onto the church
Perspectival view from the church towards Bahnhofstrasse
Perspectival view from a pedestrian passing by
Early concept model
Early concept model
Early concept model
Model with canopy
Precedent 1— American diner
Precedent 2—modern church,
Le Corbusier, Notre-Dame-du-Haut, Ronchamp