Altar Freiburg

Architect:
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time:
2011

Construction time:
2011

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
design, general planning, structural engineering, special structures

Client:
Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat Freiburg/Germany

Photographer:
Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany

On the occasion of his third visit to Germany, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated an open-air Mass on 25th September 2011. The Mass was held on a green space at the airfield in Freiburg. As already done for the Papal visit in Munich 2006, Werner Sobek was asked to design a weather protective Altar roof. The Altar consisted of a sacristy for the Holy Father and various other adjoining rooms forministrants, etc. A translucent roof floating 15 m above the Altarprotected the area against all weather conditions.

 

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