A conversation with the photographers and architects, moderated by Karen Irvine
The talk includes a presentation of the Trinity book and a discussion of the architecture
The Trinity Project
The extraordinary Trinity photo project, which brings out diverse narrative relationships on an urban, historical, topographical and societal level above and beyond a documentary of architectural photography, has come about through three years of cooperation between the photographers Joachim Brohm and Valentina Seidel and the architects Ansgar and Benedikt Schulz during the realization of the Leipzig St. Trinitatis church. Karen Irvine of the Museum of Contemporary Photography explores the characteristics and interdependencies in a moderated artistic discussion with the architects and the photographers thereby enabling comprehensive insights into the church and book project.
Ansgar and Benedikt Schulz
studied at the RWTH in Aachen as well as the ETSA de Madrid/Spain (Ansgar) and the UC de Asunción/Paraguay (Benedikt). Already during their studies they founded the office Schulz and Schulz with its seat in Leipzig. Well publicized projects from the office include the Cloud Laboratory in Leipzig, the club grounds for the established football team Schalke 04, the new St. Trinitatis Church in Leipzig and the embassy for the Federal Republic of Germany in Vienna/Austria. They have received numerous international prizes for their work such as recently the european Balthasar Neumann Prize 2016 and the International Prize for Sacred Architecture 2016. As university professors they teach and research at the chair of building construction at the Technical University of Dortmund, which they have led together since 2010.
Funded by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony
In cooperation with the Mies van der Rohe Society
In cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
Exhibition hosted by Mana Contemporary
St. Trinitatis – Leipzig
The church consecration in May 2015 marks the end of an odyssey for the community of the Leipzig parish that has lasted for over 70 years. With the construction of the new church, St. Trinitatis has returned to the centre of the city. The architects Ansgar and Benedikt Schulz have precisely developed the new parish church out of the organism of the surrounding city. It obtains its presence through its high church building structure and church tower, but most of all through the inviting openness of the parish courtyard. With its building envelope made of masoned Rochlitz porphyry, the structure acknowledges its region and tradition.