Project   New Design Northern Church Square of St. Michaelis, Hamburg
Client   Church of St. Michaelis
Location   City of Hamburg, Germany
Planning period   2019-2021
Construction period   2021-2022
Completion   2022
Service   Planning and construction supervision (Lph 1-8)
Cost   1.1 million Euro
Area   3.200 qm

A holy place of reflection for those who gave and those who give. Church of Hauptkirche St. Michaelis sits within the city of Hamburg as historical and unique. The church asked to design a simple space for sitting and reflection. The area caters for the Parish’s on-site residents and general public.

The church opens into a historic plaza defined by a hand laid grid of stone. POLA had two objectives. To design a new location for the donation plates, atop the stairs deemed for removal, allowing for improved accessibility. The second to add contemplative and reflective programming within the open space.

Our response, a gorgeous water mirror that reflects the heavens. Imbedded in the water mirror is a verse from the bible. The design offers peaceful pause in a fast-paced world.

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