LUX - Junge Kirche Nürnberg | Young Church Nuremberg | Germany - The architecture of Nuremberg - Part 4

Good news, it finally has become summer! :)
So now, I can go out in shorts, not shielding myself from wind and rain; instead, just relaxing, enjoying the moment and waiting for majestic sunsets, as presented in the first shot of this series. Due to the good weather, I could continue my project of photographing the Lux - Junge Kirche Nürnberg. The previous interior shots focussed exclusively on the cubic modernist element which has been added as an annex to the main church. The main church will be photographed as soon as I get technical assistance to manage all the lights inside - yes, it’s complicated, not just turning on a light switch. ;) Anyhow, as you can see below, this church really expresses modernism at its finest: a round cubistic metal box right next to a spiky shaped church building. And all of that is also still connected to a very classic and simplistic rectangular shaped church tower. And as a little detail, there’s another cubistic element attached to the main wall. The funny thing is, from the inside it is so steep that it can’t be used for anything useful actually. It does flood the room with light though (a normal window could so, too), but still it opens the office of the employees and gives it a more airy feel to the otherwise dark office. I glad I found this church and could add the first sunset picture to my portfolio. Last but not least, I want to mention how laid-back and casual all employees and church visitors are. It is a fantastic atmosphere and such a place could even make me consider to go to church from time to time.

Photos of LUX - Junge Kirche Nürnberg by Matthias Dengler #matthiasdengler #snapshopped - Architektur Fotograf in Nürnberg

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LUX - Junge Kirche Nürnberg | Young Church Nuremberg | Germany - The architecture of Nuremberg - Part 3

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.

Cheers!