Sculptural church construction of lightweight concrete

The New Apostolic Church has erected a striking building in a prominent location at the edge of a greenbelt in the Swabian town of Pliezhausen in Germany. The sculptural building mass of the newbuild made of integrally colored concrete, which will accommodate 250 worshippers from three congregations, intentionally sets itself apart from the neighboring housing area.

The New Apostolic Church had previously replaced a number of its post-war churches in need of repair with architectural concrete. For Pliezhausen, Stephan Pfäffle, the representative of the builder-owner, himself an architect,...

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