Maria Konigin
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Architect Dominikus Bohm
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Location Cologne-Marienburg, Germany   map
Date 1954   timeline
Building Type church
 Construction System concrete, steel , glass
Climate temperate
Style Modern
Notes abstract stained glass window wall, square worship room.


Photo, exterior




Plan Drawing

Section Drawing

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Discussion Maria Konigin Commentary

"[The Maria Konigin] worship room forms a simple, one might say respectful, square 78 feet on a side, its reticence acting as a frame for the glorious window wall. From one end to the other, and from top to bottom, this gray-green Wunderwald echoes the world of nature—and the small park outside—with its abstracted trees and cascade of leaves. Designed by the architect and Heinz Bienfeld, it forms one of the great windows of our time. Each of its seven sections, divided by black exposed steel columns, contains two medallions of the Virgin made of small pieces of glass recovered from bombed churches. These not only add color accents but, more important, evoke liturgical symbolism. A clear glass nexus joins the detached baptistry to the nave, and open benches serve for congregational seats. Though not clearly visible...the ceiling is upheld by four bright vermilion pipe columns, complements to the gray-green glass...."

— from G.E. Kidder Smith. Looking at Architecture. p156.

Sources on Maria Konigin

G. E. Kidder Smith. Looking at Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3556-2. LC 90-30728. NA200.S57 1990. discussion, p156. interior photo, p157.

Donald Corner and Jenny Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1841.015

Dominikus Bohm. Dominikus Bohm. Verlag Schnell and Steiner, Munchen, 1962. plan drawing, p492. elevation drawing, p492. section drawing, p492.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Maria Konigin


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