Stephanuskirche (Wolfsburg, Germany: 1968)


This is a church… Let me repeat that, this is a church! I absolutely love when architects challenge the status quo of traditional style especially when its a church.  A very good example of this is Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia.  But the difference between Gaudi’s work and Aalto’s is that if you walk up do the Sagrada Familia you don’t wonder “what on earth could that be”, you immediately know that it is a church.  Hell from miles away you know it’s a church!  It want’s you to know what it is and what it stands for.  The Stephanuskirche takes a different approach; a subtle approach.  Like what I would deem as a good person regardless of belief is someone who keeps their religion to themselves.  I wont judge you, you don’t judge me, I won’t push my beliefs on you, in return you do the same.  That’s the vibe I get when I look at this building.  Come to me if you want me.  Come inside and discover who I am and what I stand for.

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