chapel house ohrbeck:

design fittings in sacred space

the kreuzkapelle in georgsmarienhuette was built in 1926 and has since undergone numerous restorations. during the latest construction phase in 2009 and 2010, the building was completely gutted to create a tranquil space. the main focus during this work was the effect of natural daylight. in order to lessen the contrast of light and dark between the windows and the walls, sandblasted and airbrushed glass panes were installed in front of the original wall openings. mounting these panes on the astec b.1000 design fitting's double-track floor installation kits allows for the possibility of additional sunlight: the individual elements can be independently moved on these tracks and are enhanced by the fitting's minimalistic design. this fitting is suitable for panes weighing up to 300 kg/m with a thickness of 10 to 12 mm. one significant advantage offered by this design fitting is that it does not require a load transfer from the top portion of the element. instead, the fitting transfers the weight of the glass into the ground by way of small, nearly invisible rollers.


haus ohrbeck


architektur + stadtplanungsbuero recker, westerstede


esb faszination in glas gmbh, bad salzuflen




hermann pentermann