The Colours of Altstetln
Paul Grieguszies Schäfer
FS  2022  Re form


Despite multiple historic transformations in the past, Altstetten Church today benefits from being protected (as a monument from demolition) and simultaneously being a protector for the community of the church and other minorities. Currently, outside these fortifying walls, the Neighborhood in Altstetten is witness to a lot of change and many of its current programs need to close or move out of the area. By intensifying the potential of the church, the hill behind Lindenplatz can be used as a carrier bag for what will be removed and demolished. In punctual interventions, chapter by chapter, the Church is altered to convene to these programs. Each adding new life to the existing yet underused spaces of the church, and thus inviting new people and communities inside it.