I had an long run in not building a single spot in LEGO. But when I saw the Architecture Building Contest, the fever got me again. So I used my newly sorted LEGO and built all night long. I'm very pleased with the result and here we go...
It is an outstanding landmark in my Hometown. The 'Ludwigskirche' in Saarbrücken
Also featured on our 2€ coins.
The construction has started 250 years ago. And this year many events will take place around the church and I'll ask if I can display it in our new Lego store.
Ludwigskirche in Old Saarbrücken, Germany, is a Protestant baroque style church. It is the symbol of the city and is considered to be one of the most important Protestant churches in Germany.
Ludwigskirche and the surrounding Ludwigsplatz (Ludwig's Square) were designed as a "complete work of art", in the sense of a baroque place royale, by Friedrich Joachim Stengel on the commission of Prince William Henry. Construction was begun in 1762. After the death of William Henry in 1768, work on it was stopped due to lack of funds. The church was finally completed in 1775 by his son, Louis, and it was also named after him. The consecration of the church took place on August 25, 1775, with a church service and a cantata composed especially for the occasion.
In 1885-1887 and in 1906-1911, the church underwent restoration. During the Second World War, Ludwigskirche was severely damaged. After a bombing on October 5, 1944, only the surrounding walls remained. Rebuilding began in 1949, however it has still not been completed. A fundamental reason for this long delay was the fierce dispute, which lasted from the 1950s into the 1970s, about whether the baroque interior, which had been completely lost, should also be reconstructed. At first, it had been agreed to restore the exterior, with a modern interior, but this plan was finally abandoned. At this time (2007), the "Fürstenstuhl" (i.e., the princely seating in the gallery across from the organ) in the interior and some of the balustrade figures on the outside are still lacking.
Architect ................ Friedrich Joachim Stengel
Architectural style ... Baroque
Location ................. Saarbrücken, Germany
Materials ................ Sandstone
Year ....................... From 1762 to 1775
Construction ........... 5 days, 5 hours a day
Piece count ............ over 2000
I hope you enjoyed what you saw.
Edited by Rufus, 04 April 2012 - 08:39 PM.