Immanuel Church and Parish Centre Sauerbruch Hutton
The new Protestant Immanuel Church stands in the north-western area of the site in Stammheim, Cologne, surrounded by a stock of old trees. As early as the 1960s, plans had been made to build a church here, but all that was erected was a community centre, which was subsequently demolished.
For cost reasons, the present development was not implemented in reinforced concrete, as foreseen in the competition brief, but in a timber form of construction. The bell tower next to the road forms a conspicuous landmark and is clad, like the church itself and the small prayer chapel, in Siberian larch boarding laid diagonally. A greying glaze finish lends the facades a uniform appearance.