• Café Paul Erfurt

    The young priest convinced the local council to set up a church café to cater to younger people. Opposite the church were an empty district-owned half-timbered house and the Gothic spire of a long demolished church. A small space was transformed into a kitchen, dining area and auxiliary areas split over two levels, connected by a filigree staircase made from steel and wood. Backlit rear walls with built-in cake display characterise the two-level space, bringing the church spire to life. A small oratory was created on the ground floor, and the frescoes in the vault are illuminated from beneath via a trench running along the floor. The library above can be accessed from the dining area via a bridge.

    1998 Completion

Café Paul Erfurt

The young priest convinced the local council to set up a church café to cater to younger people. Opposite the church were an empty district-owned half-timbered house and the Gothic spire of a long demolished church. A small space was transformed into a kitchen, dining area and auxiliary areas split over two levels, connected by a filigree staircase made from steel and wood. Backlit rear walls with built-in cake display characterise the two-level space, bringing the church spire to life. A small oratory was created on the ground floor, and the frescoes in the vault are illuminated from beneath via a trench running along the floor. The library above can be accessed from the dining area via a bridge.

1998 Completion