Church in Munich

January 13, 2010

Architects: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architeckten, Munich

  • Post-and-beam construction of the glass facades is suspended from large steel box-section edge beams, which are supported by steel columns
  • Uniform smoothness of the outer skin is made possible by a special glass construction: beginning on the inside with single pane safety glass, followed by an air cavity and laminated safety glass on the outside, whose outermost pane is slightly smaller all around
  • Deep blue transparent glazing in the large entrance portal: within the structural-glazing construction, the glass panes are additionally supported by rectangular metal rods as bracing against wind suction
  • The distinctive metal rods at the central axis of each pane cover the joints in the unique, silvery pattern