Church Riem
München, Germany, 2005
Client
Katholische Pfarrgemeinde Riem
Architecture
Arch. Florian Nagler
Concept
Martin Rauch
Builder
Lehm Ton Erde Baukunst GmbH

In the nighnties, on the premises of the old Airport of Munich a new residential area was developed. In its course, Florian Nagler planned and erected a religious center for the catholic and evangelic church. In the catholic church Martin Rauch erected, in corporation with Florian Nagler a altar-island made of rammed earth. On the plinth also made of compressed earth, with a seven square meter surface, the priest chair and the ambo are placed both made of earthen materials. As supplementing elements a baptismal font and a tabernacle were combined with rammed earth. The surfaces and the strongly exposed parts like the altar tile, the baptismal basin and the reading console are faced jointless with roman Travertin.

(pictures: Martin Rauch)

Lehm Ton Erde