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BUILDING
 
 
Piuskirche
St. Pius Church and Parish Center
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DESIGNER
 
 
Franz Füeg

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CONTEXT
 
Relationship with the location
Franz Füeg, Piuskirche, St. Pius Church and Parish Center, Meggen, Luzern, Lucerne
Landscape
Franz Füeg, Piuskirche, St. Pius Church and Parish Center, Meggen, Luzern, Lucerne
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MATERIALS
 
marble, steel

Franz Füeg, Piuskirche, St. Pius Church and Parish Center, Meggen, Luzern, LucerneConcrete basement, church in steel and Pentelic marble "Dionyssos" (Dionysus), extracted in Greece and worked in Carrara.
Theresien chapel in reinforced concrete.

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Switzerland [Schweiz/Suisse]
Canton
Lucerne [Luzern]
District
Lucerne [Luzern]
Town
Meggen
Address
Schlösslistrasse 2, Postfach 220
 
 
Telephone
+41.(0)41.3772236
Fax
+41.(0)41.3775605
Website
E-mail
kpm@tic.ch
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Religious buildings
Churches and places of worship
Parochial centres
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1960 - 1961     project winner of competition
Realisation
1964 - 1966
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AWARDS
 
1987
Marble Architecture Award
West Europe
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Franz Füeg. Chiesa e centro parrocchiale / Church and Parish Center. Meggen 1964-66", Casabella 677, aprile/april 2000 [Spazi sacri / Profane contemporaneità], pp. 24-33 (24-35)
Luca Paschini, "Franz Füeg, il fondersi della materia e della luce / The Mystery of Matter and Light", Casabella 677, aprile/april 2000 [Spazi sacri / Profane contemporaneità], pp. 34-35 (24-35)
Roland Krippner, "Zeichen für Technik und Modernität. Zur Verwendung von Stahl im Kirchenbau / A Symbol of Technology and Modernity: the use of steel in church construction", Detail 4/1999 [Bauen mit Stahl / Steel Construction / Architecture en acier], "Diskussion" p. 600 (598-603)
Mercedes Daguerre, Birkhäuser Architectural Guide Switzerland 20th Century, Birkhäuser, Basel 1997, pp. 194-195
Alberto Sartoris, "Omaggio a Franz Füeg, architetto e studioso", Domus 673, giugno/june 1986, "Album" pp. 14-15
Jürgen Joedicke, "Kirche in Meggen bei Lucern", Bauen und Wohnen 12/1966, dezember 1966, pp. 455-468
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site sq.m. 5.500
church sq.m. 840
Dimensions
marble panels: cm. 150 x 102 x 0,28
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Marcel Desserich
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STAFF
 
Project
Franz Füeg
Associate designers
Peter Rudolph
Systems
Walther Wirthensohn
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Patron Saint: Pope Pius X, October 2nd
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CREDITS
 
 
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Franz Füeg, Piuskirche, St. Pius Church and Parish Center, Meggen, Luzern, Lucerne



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