— Papstbühne Freiburg by Werner Sobek

Stuttgart architects Werner Sobek Design created a huge cantilevered altar that was temporarily constructed in Freiberg, Germany, for the Pope’s visit last year.The 20-metre-long solid canopy sheltered the leader of the Catholic church during an open-air mass, while the supporting structure behind housed a sacristy and other rooms.

 

Elements of the steel frame were bolted and clamped together rather than welded so that the structure could be easily disassembled.

 

Some chairs used to furnish the altar were reused from the pope’s previous visit, while any new furniture was relocated to nearby churches after the event.

 

The photographs are by Zooey Braun.

 

Via: Dezeen

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