Calendar

20. 9.

Monday

21. 9.

Tuesday

22. 9.

Wednesday

23. 9.

Thursday

24. 9.

Friday

25. 9.

Saturday

26. 9.

Sunday

27. 9.

Monday

28. 9.

Tuesday

29. 9.

Wednesday

30. 9.

Thursday

1. 10.

Friday

2. 10.

Saturday

3. 10.

Sunday

Detmerode is a housing community linked to the industrial city of Wolfsburg, for which Aalto started designing a cultural centre in 1958 and the Church of the Holy Ghost in 1960. In 1963 he was commissioned to design a church centre for this small suburb, in the gap between a much-frequented shopping centre and a park.

Designed in

1963, 1965-68

Location

Germany, Wolfsburg

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The bell tower of Detmerode church (Stephanuskirche). Photo: Harald Raebiger, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Skethches. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Elevations. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Scale model. Entrance portico opens onto the shopping centre´s plaza. Photo: Eva ja Pertti Ingervo, Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Sections. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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Sections. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Foundation

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The church hall ceiling features nineteen circular acoustic reflectors. Photo: Harald Raebiger, Alvar Aalto Foundation