Religion needs spaces

Architecture as a statement of the respective religion

New churches, synagogues and mosques are more than just functional rooms of a religious community. Pastor Gregor Hohberg of the Presidium of the House of One presents the idea of the House of One in Düsseldorf under the title "Faith - Identity - Architecture".

With their often conspicuous appearance, sacred buildings shape the face of a quarter, a city. They are places where religious identities and beliefs are expressed.

The architectural language, in the way it takes up traditional or contemporary forms, can be a statement for the relationship of the respective religion to the cultural and social space. Assimilation, mutual influence or clear demarcation are possible coordinates.

At the podium event, the architect Paul Böhm (Cologne) and the religious scholar Kim de Wildt (CERES/University of Bochum) will open up further perspectives on newer sacred architecture in its respective urban context.

The evening will be moderated by Jörg Biesler (WDR).

After the event, there will be the opportunity to meet and talk.


Admission is free - Donations for the House of One always welcome!


Registration here: Website des ASG Bildungsforums.


In Cooperation with: Evangelische Stadtakademie, Architektenkammer NRW, evangelische Kirchengemeinde Düsseldorf-Mitte

Sponsored by: StadtBauKultur NRW


Additional information: Under the registration number 19-0200-004, the event is recognised by the AKNW as an advanced training course with a duration of 1 lesson of 45 minutes for members of the Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and urban planning. A certificate of continuing education will be sent on request. The registration takes place via the ASG-Bildungsforum.

Since parking facilities at the venue (Evangelisches Gemeindehaus Kreuzkirche) are very limited, we recommend public transport or the Nordstraße multi-storey car park in the immediate vicinity.

The event is free of charge, but it is possible to support the "House of One" project with a donation.



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