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Neue Deutsche Architektur, North-Rhine Westphalia – German building by Peter Zumthor

15 Jun 2011

Bruder Klaus Kapelle

Date built: 2007

Architect: Peter Zumthor

Field Chapel Germany
photograph : Helen Binet

Location: Mechernich-Wachendorf (Eifel) between Aachen, Cologne & Bonn

Photographs: Studio Red, 2008

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The chapel was built between 2005 and 2007 according to plans by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. The builder is the farming family Trudel and Hermann-Josef Scheidtweiler, who “out of gratitude for a good and fulfilling life” intended to build a chapel on their own field and consecrate it to the Swiss saint of peace, Nikolaus von Flüe (Brother Klaus), the patron saint of Catholics Rural People’s Movement and the Catholic Rural Youth Movement, in which Hermann-Josef Scheidtweiler worked for many years in a responsible position on an honorary basis.

The Scheidtweiler family came into contact with Peter Zumthor when he was building the Kolumba diocesan art museum in Cologne. The chapel was consecrated on May 19, 2007 by Cologne Auxiliary Bishop Heiner Koch, today’s Archbishop of Berlin, and has been the destination of numerous visitors ever since

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Die Kapelle wurde in der Zeit von 2005 bis 2007 nach Plänen des Schweizer Architekten Peter Zumthor errichtet. Bauherrin ist die Landwirtsfamilie Trudel und Hermann-Josef Scheidtweiler, die „aus Dankbarkeit für ein gutes und erfülltes Leben“ beabsichtigte, auf eigenem Feld eine Kapelle zu bauen und sie dem Schweizer Friedensheiligen Nikolaus von Flüe (Bruder Klaus) zu weihen, dem Schutzpatron der Katholischen Landvolkbewegung und der Katholischen Landjugendbewegung, in denen Hermann-Josef Scheidtweiler viele Jahre in verantwortlicher Position ehrenamtlich tätig war.

Familie Scheidtweiler trat mit Peter Zumthor in Kontakt, als dieser das diözesane Kunstmuseum Kolumba in Köln erbaute. Die Kapelle wurde am 19. Mai 2007 durch den Kölner Weihbischof Heiner Koch, den heutigen Erzbischof von Berlin, geweiht und ist seitdem Ziel zahlreicher Besucher

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Location: Wachendorf, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, western Europe

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