Altar Freiburg

Architects
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time
2011

Construction time
2011

Services 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 second official 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 Altar protected the area against all weather conditions.