Lighting Concept of St. Josef Church Dresden
Reconstruction and extension of St. Joseph parish center Dresden-Pieschen
The building is the first reinforced concrete church of the Art Nouveau style in Dresden. The church was extensively rebuilt from 1970 to 1978 (architect Hubert Paul). The sculptural work was carried out by Friedrich Press.
The current reconstruction includes the ground floor and the 1st and 2nd floor in the east part of the church building.
The lighting concept links the various areas and uses of the community center, which is spread over three floors, with a common lighting language that enhances the architectural spaces and supports their flexible use by the community with energy-efficient lighting technologies.
The unique lighting fixtures and created “light” spaces provide diverse lighting scenarios that support the community in conducting secular and church activities, civic meetings and public and private events.
- Ground Floor: Meeting space, chapel / weekday chapel
- 1st Floor: Conference rooms / seminar rooms / group rooms for music
- 2nd Floor: Great hall under the historical vault
Client: Catholic Parish of St. Martin, Dresden
Architect: Matthias Klut Dipl.-Ing. Freier Architekt
Lighting planning/ Lighting design: Ruairí O’Brien . Lichtdesign
Completion: Spring 2023