Olaf Andreas Gulbransson
Olaf Andreas Gulbransson was the son of the Norwegian draftsman and painter Olaf Gulbransson (1873-1958) and the writer Grete Gulbransson born. Jehly (born July 31, 1882 in Bludenz , † March 26, 1934 in Munich).
After studying architecture at the Technical University of Munich , Gulbransson worked for some time after the Second World War as a government master builder ( assessor ) in the Supreme Building Authority of the Munich Interior Ministry and in the advertising department of the Agfa company . As a freelance architect, especially in Bavaria , he has been creating a large number of trend-setting Protestant church buildings since 1953 . Further Gulbransson buildings were added posthumously throughout Germany.
On July 18, 1961, the only 45-year-old Gulbransson was killed in a car accident on the A9 motorway between Pfaffenhofen and Holledau . He was buried in the cemetery of the Church of the Resurrection in Rottach-Egern .
Characteristic for Gulbransson's work is an open tent architecture, the play with basic geometric shapes, and the central arrangement of the altar, pulpit and baptismal font. The tent stands for “being a guest” on earth and is reminiscent of the pen tent of the Old Testament. In Gulbransson's church rooms, the pastor and congregation are usually assigned to one another in an open circle - just as a group of listeners naturally forms around the speaker.
Churches, new buildings
- 1953/54: Luther Church in Pforzheim
- 1954: Christ Church in Schliersee
- 1955: Church of the Resurrection in Rottach-Egern
- 1956: Johanneskirche in Taufkirchen ( Upper Bavaria )
- 1956: Church of the Resurrection in Schwebheim ( Lower Franconia )
- 1958: Peace Church in Manching , since 1993 under monument protection , is considered one of the most successful works Gulbranssons
- 1959: Church of the Resurrection in Schweinfurt , a listed building since 2004
- 1961: Church of the Resurrection in Neufahrn near Freising
- 1961: Trinity Church in Burgkirchen an der Alz
- Completed posthumously
- 1961: St. Thomas Church in Augsburg - war rulers
- 1961: Martinskirche in Hamburg-Rahlstedt
- 1961: St. Mark's Church in Kelheim- Affecking
- 1961: Church of the Redeemer in Würzburg- Zellerau
- 1961: Church of the Redeemer in Grainau near Garmisch
- 1962: Christ Church in Bad Vilbel
- 1962: Lukaskirche in Kelheim (farmer's settlement), decommissioned in 2016; under monument protection since 2017.
- 1962: Christ Church in Steinen near Lörrach
- 1962: Kreuzkirche in Kulmbach
- 1962: St. Michael Church in Hammelburg
- 1963: Immanuelkirche in Kassel -Forstfeld
- 1963: Church of Reconciliation in Ulm -Wiblingen
- 1963: Kreuzkirche in Nuremberg -Schweinau
- 1964: Christophorus Church in Göttingen-Weende
- 1964: Church of the Resurrection in Oberviechtach
- 1965: Christ Church in Hofheim in Lower Franconia
- 1959–1965: Expansion of the Friedenskirche in Aschau im Chiemgau
- 1965: Trinity Church in Hohenlockstedt
- 1966: Church of the Resurrection in Oststeinbek
- 1967: Martin Luther Church in Münster-Mecklenbeck
Churches, extensions, conversions, renovations
- 1953: Schweinfurt, St. Salvator
- 1957: Poppenlauer, Church of the Resurrection (evangelical)
- 1959: Babenhausen, evangel. church
- 1959: Augsburg, St. Anna
- 1960: Ingolstadt, evangel. Hospital chapel
- 1962: Ingolstadt, St. Matthäus
- 1963: Würzburg-Wittelsbach, Luther Church
- 1965: Aschau, evangel. church
- 1959: Tutzing, Evangelical Academy Tutzing , auditorium
- 1965: Sonthofen, evangel. Kindergarten, extension
- no year: Munich-Bogenhausen, single-family house Hütz
- no year: Baden-Baden, single-family house Peter Bamm
- Karin Berkemann : “Tomorrow's architecture!” Hamburg's post-war churches . Ed .: Monument Protection Office Hamburg. Dölling and Galitz Verlag, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-937904-60-3 .
- Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz : Gulbransson, Olaf Andreas. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 2, Bautz, Hamm 1990, ISBN 3-88309-032-8 , Sp. 393.
- Peter Poscharsky: Churches by Olaf Andreas Gulbransson. Munich 1966.
- Oskar Söhngen: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 7, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1966, ISBN 3-428-00188-5 , p. 301 f. ( ). In:
- Robert Stalla (Ed.): Olaf Andreas Gulbransson (1916–1961). Church buildings in Bavaria. Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich / Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-422-03096-1 .
- ( Page no longer available , search in web archives: Church of Resurrection Rottach-Egern at www.tegernsee-evangelisch.de )
- Johanneskirche Taufkirchen
- Auferstehungskirche Schwebheim ( Memento from January 14, 2005 in the Internet Archive )
- Friedenskirche Manching ( Memento from April 7, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
- Church of the Resurrection Schweinfurt ( Memento from July 20, 2004 in the Internet Archive )
- Neufahrn Church of the Resurrection
- Dreifaltigkeitskirche Burgkirchen ( Memento from March 22, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
- Martinskirche Hamburg-Rahlstedt ( Memento of the original from December 28, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Karin Berkemann : “Tomorrow's architecture!” Hamburg's post-war churches . Ed .: Monument Protection Office Hamburg. Dölling and Galitz Verlag, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-937904-60-3 , p. 39 .
- Markuskirche Kelheim-Affecking
- Grainau Church of the Redeemer
- Cf. Peter Themessl: Four is one too many. Kelheim gives up one of its four Protestant churches, in: Sonntagsblatt November 13, 2016, accessed: November 20, 2016. ( Memento of the original from November 21, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- The church architect and his crumbling legacy. www.sueddeutsche.de, February 26, 2018, accessed on February 3, 2020 .
- Reconciliation Church Ulm-Wiblingen ( Memento of the original from June 10, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Jörg Widmaier, Nordic cool or cozy conservative. A comparison of two Protestant churches from the early post-war period , in: Denkmalpflege in Baden-Württemberg , Vol. 48 No. 3 (2019), pp. 181–186
- Kreuzkirche Nürnberg-Schweinau
- Friedenskirche Aschau ( Memento from December 4, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
- Oststeinbek Church of the Resurrection
|SURNAME||Gulbransson, Olaf Andreas|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German architect|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 23, 1916|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Munich|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 18, 1961|