Renovation Catholic Church St. Paulus, Dielsdorf

"light meets geometry"
In the Catholic Church St. Paulus architecture, material and daylight are in a perfect accordance with each other. Daylight bathes the churches interior in a soft light. The aim of the project competition was to use the artificiall lighting concept to reflect this soft spatial light effect in the evening mood, but with the opposite direction of light. The light levels is defined on a human scale and the focus is placed on horizontal and vertical illumination in order to optimize the contrast situation of the visual axes in the room. When selecting the lighting fixtures and color temperatures, great care is taken to ensure the light color temperature corresponds to and supports the material asthetics. 
In the outside space, the lighting concept is characterized by restrained lighting accents and path lighting close to the ground.


client: congregation Dielsdorf
planning team: Ernst Niklaus Fausch Partner AG, Schmidiger Rosasco
location: Dielsdorf
design services: competition until implementation phase
focus: renovation of listed heritage building
ranking: 1st rank concept competition