Council Remembrance Church

Konzilsgedächtniskirche Lainz-Speising

Council Remembrance Church
Architect: Josef Lackner
Coauthor: Sepp Müller
Address: Kardinal König Platz 1, Hietzing, Wien, Austria

This church, built in the 1960s, is marked by the mood of change and breakup within the church.
New architectural concepts seemed to be possible through a new openness and democracy of the church as institution.
Josef Lackner developed an interior church space which is rich in contrasts. The church is based on a square plan with heavy external walls which contain a circulation in the first story. A circumferential celestory provides sufficient light for the interior and makes the roof to seem weightless. Later Additions and Changes were made by the architect Sepp Müller.
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