Alvar Aalto ZentrumDeutschland e.V.
Wolfsburg
Parish Community Centre Holy Ghost

Parish Community Centre and the Heilig-Geist (Holy Ghost) Kindergarten

Röntgenstraße 81
1959-1962
Kindergarten 1963-1965

 

The protestant parish rooms are situated at the main connecting road at the highest point of the new Klieversberg housing estate constructed at the end of the 1950's. The church and the parish rooms are so sited that they form sides of a forecourt which is closed off to the road by a free-standing open bell tower but opens up to the countryside. The elongated flat building with the vicarage forms the spine of the parish centre, with a kindergarten with its fan-shaped floor plan opening to the south at the west end. The church itself is also fan-shaped, dominated by the conspicuous roof shape. Numerous differently shaped windows and top lights produce a room area flooded by light. A distinct spatial impression is thus produced, together with the specially designed organ front and carefully detailed construction.

 

 

Flyer: Ali Altschaffel