Martin Ebert Design Architecture

Cathedral Chair

A ‘pew’ chair for St Mary’s Cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany

Ongoing since September 2012

St Mary’s Cathedral in Hildesheim is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As part of the general extension, refurbishement and reorganisation of the cathedral and its ancillary buildings through Schilling Architects in Cologne, Studio Meda has been asked to develop a chair to replace the existing pews.

The chair needed to conform to strict practical and lithurgical requirements. The proposed chair is stackable, can be aligned in rows of 5-6 chairs and supports praying with knee and arm rests.

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St Mary's Cathedral, Hildesheim
St Mary's Cathedral, Hildesheim
Early concept models
Early concept models
Alternative studies
Alternative studies
Chair/pew geometry
Chair/pew geometry
Internal visualisation
Internal visualisation