• Modernizing the Sacred: Gottfried Böhm's Mother Church of São Paulo Apóstolo in Brazil

    28 days ago - By Arch Daily

    © Ronaldo Azambuja
    In the hilly landscape of Blumenau, a city located in the state of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil , stands a gem of modern religious architecture by Gottfried Böhm , who recently passed away at the age of 101 : the Mother Church of São Paulo Apóstolo, built from 1953 to 1963. The São Paulo Apóstolo Church was built before the São Luiz Gonzaga Church in Brusque - two religious temples designed by Böhm with the office he inherited from his father, the architect Dominikus Böhm (1880-1955).
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