In cooperation with studioetcetera we develop and realize the fourth location of Her(r)bergskirchen: Hirschberg an der Saale.
Since 2017 rarely used churches along the long-distance hikingtrail Rennsteig at Thüringer Wald were transformed to so-called HER(R)BERGSKIRCHEN. Supported by local actors the sacred spaces are now opened to new usages – for the local community as well as for hiking tourists crossing these places.
Based on a workshop for ideas with the local community in April 2022, we realize during building-workshops in summer 2022 objects in and around the church as enabler for new ways of using the space: four sleeping places , a shelf to exchange books, a reading corner, a rest area on the churchyard as well as two large community-tables and chairs. The new sleeping alcoves fit into the existing wooden church benches on the lateral galleries. Circular curtains provide intimacy and individual separation from the nave.
Die HER(R)BERGSKIRCHEN Thüringer Wald are part of IBA Thüringen
more Infos: https://www.herrbergskirchen.org/de
Team Studio Genua:
Marina Sylla, Merle Sudbrock, Manuel Heck, Anna Plückbaum
Hannes Langguth, Sebastian Latz, Cosima Speckhardt
Claus Friedrichs, Anna Kasper, Jonas Klaaßen + the local community of Hirschberg
Marcus Glahn, Hannes Langguth