St. Antonius Church
Architect Karl Moser envisioned a structure that stood flush with the street's building line, with unpainted walls and large stained-glass windows that would fill the interior with light transformed into a maze of colour. The church is built entirely of in-situ reinforced concrete and its plan is a simple rectangle of remarkable size: 60 metres by 22 metres; the height also being 22 metres. The dimly lit, tunnel-like entrance area is a cleverly staged introit to the church's long, bright interior. Eight remarkably slim concrete columns carry a barrel-vault over the nave and a flat roof over the aisles, both of them coffered on structural and acoustic grounds. The choir is flat, closed off, and over-furnished; the mosaic cross put up later by Hans Stocker also seems out of scale. The opposite side, with the soloists podium and mighty organ, has a grid of fine concrete ribs.