EM | Architectural Guide: Protestant Churches in Aachen

  Photo of the Auferstehungskirche Copyright: © Imbi Leitaru  

From Sacred Building to Community Centre
Architectural Guide to Protestant Churches in Aachen

While the number of Protestant churches in Aachen was limited to the Annakirche and the historicist Dreifaltigkeitskirche until the middle of the 20th century due to the small size of the Protestant congregation, the number of parishioners rose rapidly after the Second World War and necessitated numerous new buildings in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Within the framework of the seminar, which is aimed at Bachelor students in the 3rd and 5th semesters, the Protestant churches in Aachen, from the Annakirche, which was taken into use in 1802, to the new Genezareth church on Vaalser Straße, which was completed in 2018, will be examined individually and placed in the history of Protestant church building.

In cooperation with the Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Aachen, an architectural guide to the Protestant churches in Aachen is to be produced in this way. The seminar is based on preparatory work by master students in the context of a past field of research.
It is possible to work together in groups of two or three on several churches erected within a decade and to work out commonalities and differences.

The seminar dates were coordinated with the construction start dates in the 5th semester, which also took place on some Wednesday afternoons.



Elective Module
B.Sc. | All Semesters


Introduction: October 10, 2018, 2:30pm to 4pm, AGes Library
Regular date: October 17, 2018, 2:30pm to 4pm
Mentoring (Dates scheduled via myReiff): October 24, 2018, 2pm to 6pm
Regular date: October 31, 2018, 2:30pm to 4pm
Mentoring (Dates scheduled via myReiff): November 7, 2018, 2pm to 6pm
Regular date: November 14, 2018, 2:30pm to 4pm
Excursion to the archive: November 21 or 23, 2018 (will be announced shortly)
Excursions: December 7 and 14, 2018 (Attention: Friday instead of Wednesday), 9am to 5pm
Regular date: December 19, 2018
Regular date: January 9, 2019, 2:30pm to 4pm
Regular date: January 16, 2019, 2:30pm to 4pm
Regular date: January 30, 2019, 2:30pm to 4pm
Submission of the assignment: until Monday, January 28, 2019, 9am


Dr.-Ing. Caroline Helmenstein