Light Concept St. Josef Church Dresden

Light Concept St. Josef Church Dresden

Reconstruction and extension of the parish center St. Josef Dresden-Pieschen

The building is the first reinforced concrete church of the Art Nouveau style in Dresden. The church was extensively rebuilt from 1970 to 1978 (architect Hubert Paul). The sculptural work was carried out by Friedrich Press.

The current reconstruction includes the ground, 1st and 2nd floors in the eastern part of the church building.
The lighting concept connects the different areas and uses of the community center, which is spread over three floors, with a common lighting language that enhances the architectural spaces and supports their flexible use by the community with energy-efficient lighting technologies.
The unique lighting fixtures and created “light” spaces provide diverse lighting scenarios that support the community in conducting secular and church activities, civic meetings, public and private events.

Planning Areas:

  • Ground floor: meeting space, chapel / workday chapel
  • 1.Upper floor: conference rooms / seminar rooms / group rooms for music
  • 2.Upper floor: Great hall under the historical vault

Client: Catholic parish of St. Martin, Dresden

Architect: Matthias Klut Dipl.-Ing. Freelance architect

Lighting design: Ruairí O’Brien . Lighting Design

Completion: Spring 2023

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