Evangelisch-reformiertes Kirchenzentrum Altstetten

Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg,
Evangelical reformed church of
Zurich-Altstetten, eds.
Evangelisch-reformiertes Kirchenzentrum Altstetten
Erneuerung und Erweiterung

2012. 23 x 28 cm, hardcover
80 pages, 88 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-303-9
CHF 38.00 / EUR 35.00

Contributions by Urs Baur, Daniela Decurtins, Arthur Rüegg, Silvio Schmed
With photographs by Michael Wolgensinger, Hans Finsler, Heinrich Helfenstein
Designed by Robert & Durrer


The church in Altstetten, built between 1936 and 1941 by Werner Max Moser, is one of the key works of modern Swiss church architecture. Formally and conceptually, it bridges the gap between international modernism and the existing regional building tradition and is at the same time an early example of ‘building in context’. Prominently situated on a hill, it forms a harmonious ensemble with the old village church from the 15th century.
The architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg continue this tradition with the careful restoration, some courageous interventions and an invisible extension.