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Johanneskirche Bochum

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Hans Scharoun
location Bochum
function church
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This church is the only realized project among a series of Scharouns design-concepts of churches. Interesting to know: there is a connection between Scharoun's house in Löbau for the Schminke-family and his church in Bochum. One of the Schminke-daughters grown up in Löbau now lives in Bochum and was involved in the church project in the sixties.

davidb says:
Some scholars have expressed doubt about just how much of this work is actually attributable to Scharoun. In his English language monograph "Hans Scharoun" published by Phaidon, London, in 1995, (ISBN 07148 28777) the author, Peter Blundell Jones, devotes just one sentence to this building! In the footnote to chapter 11 (where the mention occurs) he states: "The 'partner architect' was Gundolf Bockenmühl and it seems likely that most of the decisions about the execution of the building were made by him, since the only thing reminiscent of Scharoun is the plan." Blundel Jones does however acknowledge that the work is included in "Hans Scharoun: Bauten, Entwürfe, Texte" Edited by Peter Pfankuch, published by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1974, revised edition with updated work list, number 233. The primary reference work on Scharoun.
Kingswinford, United Kingdom 05-May-11
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Johanneskirche Bochum
Glockengarten 70
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday, Wedneday & Friday: 14:00 - 17:00. And the first Sunday of the month from 12:00 - 13:00 h.
How to get there? By tram/metro: U 302 + 310. Stop at "Freigrafendamm".
Completion 12- 1966
ArchitectHans Scharoun
Client Christengemeinschaft Bochum
Project ID 8089
Latitude/Longitude 51°28'16N 07°14'28E
Contributed by hs-bochum
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