St. John’s Church

St. John’s Church

St. John’s Church

St. John’s Church

made of wood

In cooperation with the diocese of Limburg, the parish of St. Jakobus Frankfurt had a new Catholic church built in Frankfurt-Goldstein to replace the 55-year-old St. Johannes Church. The bell tower and the baptistery (baptismal chapel) from the previous building were retained. The approximately 550 square metres of space for the church and parish hall are divided between the group room, parish hall and library. The building was designed to be open and with many windows. The roof is also made of glass, held up by a wooden beam construction from DERIX.

St. John’s Church
at a glance

Church roof
with wooden beam construction

The roof of the Catholic Church of St. Johannes in Frankfurt was realised with a DERIX wooden construction and glass. Two-axis curved glulam elements were used for the curved shape of the church roof. The roof trusses are curved, conically milled and glazed white. The corresponding metal connections were concreted into the walls of the church.
Building project St. John’s Catholic Church, Frankfurt, Am Wiesenhof 76 a, 60529 Frankfurt am Main
Wooden constructions Glulam biaxially curved, with curved, conically milled, whitish glazed roof trusses
Construction time wood June – July 2019
Usable area 550 m2
Volume of the wooden components 32 m3
Stored CO2 in the construction 24.3 tCO2
Avoided CO2 in the construction 29.15 tCO2
Regrowth speed in german forests 1 minute
Building owner Kath. Pfarrei Sankt Jakobus Frankfurt
Architects Königs Architekten, D-Köln,
Engineering office Horz + Ladeweg Ingenieurgesellschaft für Baukonstruktion mbH, D-Köln,
Production of wooden elements and assembly DERIX-Group


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