Wolfsburg Parish Church
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Architect Alvar Aalto
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Location Wolfsburg, Germany
Date 1960 to 1962   timeline
Building Type church
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Modern
Notes "Wolfsburg Parish Center Church"




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Discussion Wolfsburg Parish Church Commentary

“The church buildings are situated in the middle of a residential development on the edge of a green-belt area. The group consists of three separate buildings. The church and parish hall are disposed around a square and thus constitute the principal element; the third building includes accommodation for the clergy and clubrooms and facilities for young people. The square is closed off on the side facing on to the road and on this side stands the open belfry The church square is connected to the adjacent park by a narrow passageway.”

— Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. p166.


The church was designed 1959 and built 1960 to 1962.

Sources on Wolfsburg Parish Church

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. radial geometry diagram, p193. — Updated edition available at

Donald Corner and Jenny Young, University of Oregon. Slide from photographers’ collection. PCD.2350.1012.1143.48. exterior eye level photo from rear.

Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1975. NA 1455.F53A239. ISBN 0-275-49660-0. p175-9.

Karl Flieg, ed. Alvar Aalto: Band II 1963-1970. Zurich: Les Editions d'Architecture Artemis, 1971. NA1455.F53A22 1970. site plan, p157. plan, p158.

Malcolm Quantrill. Alvar Aalto: A Critical Study. New York: Schocken Books, 1983. ISBN 0-8052-3845-X. NA1455.F53A237. p83-92.

Goran Schildt. Alvar Aalto: The Mature Years. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1991. Exterior photo p197.  Find books about Wolfsburg Parish Church


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