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St. Antonius Roman Catholic church at Wildegg, Switzerland by Justus Dahinden

A case study from a piece on church design featured in Manplan 5: Religion

Manplan 5 was originally published in March 1970, and was republished online in May 2016. Read the full piece on church design here

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By contrast the Roman Catholic church of St. Antonius at Wildegg, Switzerland, (architect Justus Dahinden) still lies in the earlier tradition. This type of plan seeks to enclose in a minimum volume the formation people fall into when they attend Mass in an open field. Though this is a large church, the impression inside is still domestic, due to the low walls and large expanse of boarded timber roof. 

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