All Eyes on the Center
One other key factor to be taken into consideration was the central orientation of the church. Formerly, the altar was prominently placed at the front.
However, Walter Kräutler decided to relocate it towards the center: “We gathered the spectators around the priest. For this, we took the altar more to the middle of the church, creating the feeling that they're a part of the ceremony. The altar is no longer this central element that you look at from afar.”
The new altar's design, featuring delicate steel pipes, complements the overall airy interior. Simultaneously, it reflects the Gothic columns supporting the roof and other elements throughout the church.