Continuing my project the Architecture of Nuremberg [Part 1 | Part 2] (Die Architektur von Nürnberg), this time I really found a very special property, the LUX church. It is the most modern church I have ever seen and set a foot into. When I posted my behind the scenes footage in my Instagram story, several people commented: “It looks like a bar” or “is there beer on tap?”. So definitely, it is surprising how modern churches can be. Especially protestant congregations are known for being a bit more casual and searching new ways to win back a younger clientele that does not only come to church to get married and never show up again. I have grown up in a very Christian environment. Nowadays, I don’t think I really believe in god or anything. Anyway, I still think that this modern architecture and very loose atmosphere can definitely attract a younger audience.
This church definitely is a pioneer project, as the LUX Junge Kirche the first church for teenagers and young adults in whole Bavaria. After a two-years renovation it opened its gates in 2009. I am actually really surprised that such a modern protestant church can be found in Bavaria, the county of old-fashioned and conservative catholics! Such a pleasure to see this fresh and futuristic architecture and design!
Photos by Matthias Dengler #matthiasdengler #snapshopped - Architektur Fotograf in Nürnberg
Still, I have to photograph the exterior, but my first priority are shootings for my clients of course. So after the completion of my assignments, I’m going to continue this shoot. So stay tuned! And for sure, check out my Instagram for more imagery and behind the scenes footage in my stories.