St. Hubertus by Gottfried Böhm. Elaboration of the Planning and Construction History

  Interior of St. Hubertus in the Past and Today Copyright: © Archive St. Hubertus / Charleen Dierkes  

St. Hubertus, a catholic church built by Gottfried Böhm in 1963 and 1964 at the foot of Aachen's Kronenberg, is one of the architect's church buildings that has received little attention to date. Against this background, Dr. Caroline Helmenstein from the Chair of Architectural History at RWTH Aachen University, in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Anke Fissabre from the Department of History and Theory of Architecture at Aachen University of Applied Sciences, is currently conducting a comprehensive building history study of the church in order to break down its planning and construction history and thus to put some of the traditions surrounding the church building to rights.

The aim is to produce a compact monograph on this comparatively unknown church building by Gottfried Böhm, which, in conjunction with other churches built at about the same time employing a folded concrete structure, paved the way for the much better-known pilgrimage church in Neviges.

The archival research is flanked by a building survey for as-built documentation, which is being carried out at the RWTH Aachen by Caroline Helmenstein together with Verena Hake.

The first research results will be presented at the end of June as part of an exhibition on St. Hubertus in St. Hubertus designed by Master's students and thus made accessible to a broad public. Further information about the exhibition can be found here.



Dr.-Ing. Caroline Helmenstein (RWTH Aachen)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Fissabre (FH Aachen)