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Pius Church Meggen

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Franz Füeg
 
location Meggen
function church
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The exterior of this cubical building in Meggen, Switzerland, doesn't reveal anything about it's contents; only it's bell tower and a little cross on the roof hint at it's sacriligious function. The façade, which looks like a steel frame contruction, is actually made up of very thin translucent plates of 'Penthelian Dionysos' marble (28 mm thick). As translucent as painted glass windows in other churches, the marble lets through daylight in warm tones of brown and yellow, to create a special ambience inside the church.

 

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DinaBM says:
"sacrilegious" is not at all a good term to use here, should be either "sacral" or "religious"
Basel, Switzerland 25-Jan-12
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Pius Church Meggen
Address
Schlösslistrasse 2
Switzerland
Project is public!
Opening hours The church is open to visitors all day. However, during religious ceremonies (Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings) you may not walk around in the church. As the church has a unique ambience, it is frequently used for wedding ceremonies, too (mostly on Saturday afternoons).
Completion 1966
ArchitectFranz Füeg
 
Project ID 2106
Latitude/Longitude 47°02'47N 08°22'21E
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