Public Facility Chur

Heiligkreuz Church

Catholic Church of the Holy Cross, Masanserstrasse Chur


The complex of the Catholic Heiligkreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross) and the adjoining parish centre occupies a prominent position at the Masanserstrasse/Giacomettistrasse road axis in the Masans district of Chur. It was built in 1966-69 by Walter M. Förderer and is one of the most important exposed concrete religious buildings in Switzerland. Both the nave and the massive tower have a clear, tiered structure that make the building look like a large expressive sculpture. The column-free, gradually opening semi-circular main room is mostly indirectly lit, which makes it seem like a rock cave.


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