Walter Maria Förderer

Walter Maria Förderer was a Swiss architect and sculptor. Born in Nohl in the Canton of Zurich in 1928, Förderer studied under Swiss architect Hermann Baur and developed a distinct architectural style characterized by bold, geometric forms and the use of raw concrete. He was a main representative of the neo-expressionist and brutalist church architecture of the 1960s. Between 1967 and 1971, Förderer built seven Catholic churches in Switzerland, all designed in exposed raw concrete with many complicated volumes. He died in June 2006.

Heiligkreuzkirche, Chur
Johanneskirche, Luzern
1967 - 1970
Saint-Nicolas d'Hérémence
1968 - 1971
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