Architects: A. Nauta (1882-1946)

Ane Nauta was born in Baarderadeel (Fr) on October the 21st 1882 as the son of W.Th. Nauta, an architect-contractor and a member of the dissident faction of the reformed church that would later become the Gereformeerde Kerk. Ane probably learned the architect's skills from his father. In 1905 he was an overseer at the construction of Tj. Kuipers' Zonnebrinkkerk in Winterswijk (G). Until 1920 he was municipal architect of Westdongeradeel and had an office in Holwerd. Later he moved to Leeuwarden. He designed many churches for the Gereformeerden, especially in his home province Friesland, working at first in a Rationalist style similar to Kuipers', later in a moderate Expressionist style. In 1921 he constructed the Kruiskerk in Heerenveen, one of the first two churches in the Netherlands built of reinforced concrete. He died in Leeuwarden on April the 9th of 1946.

The following is a list of Nauta's churches only. It is probably incomplete.
 
1910-1911 IJlst (Fr): Geref. Stadslaankerk

Nauta's first church. One-aisled cruciform church in Rationalist style, with tower.

 
1913 Aalten (G): Geref. Oosterkerk

 

 

 



Cruciform church in Rationalist style, with integrated consistory at the back and both a tall and a short tower at the front.

 
 
1915 Lollum (Fr): Gereformeerde kerk

One-aisled cruciform church in Rationalist style, with tower.

 
1918 Raard (Fr): Marthakerk

Straigth one-aisled church in Rationalist style with Eclectic details. Short frontal turret.

 
1921 Heerenveen (Fr): Kruiskerk

T-shaped church without tower, built out of concrete.

 
1921 Joure (Fr):  Gereformeerde kerk

Towerless church. Demolished in 1984

 
1921 Ternaard (Fr): Gereformeerde kerk

Simple straight one-aisled church with Rationalist details.

 
1922 Wouterswoude (Fr): Gereformeerde kerk


 

 

 

Church in Rationalist style with tower. T-shaped ground-plan.

 
1923 Marrum (Fr): Gereformeerde kerk

T-shaped church in Rationalist style. Tower with parabola-shaped roof. Demolished in 2000.

 
1924 Tzummarum (Fr): Gereformeerde kerk

One-aisled church with Rationalist details and three-sided front and back. Originally with roof-turret.

 
1924-1925 Beetgumermolen (Fr): Gereformeerde kerk

Cruciform church with tower. Expressionist details.

 
1925 Dokkum (Fr): Geref. Noorderkerk


 

 

Towerless church in moderate Expressionist style. L-shaped ground-plan. Demolished in 2004. 

 
1925 Wirdum (Fr): Geref. Unitaskerk

Towerless cruciform church in moderate Expressionist style, with polygonal arms.

 
1925 Wolvega (Fr): Geref. Ichtuskerk

T-shaped church in moderate Expressionist style, with roof-turret.

 
1926 Dokkum (Fr): (Geref.) Oosterkerk

 

 

 

Towerless church in moderate Expressionist style. Modified in 1926.

 
1925-1926 Nes (Dongeradeel) (Fr): Gereformeerde kerk

Cruciform church in moderate Expressionist style, with small turret on the crossing.

 
1926 Sint-Annaparochie (Fr): Gereformeerde Gideonkerk

Cruciform church in moderate Expressionist style, with small turret on the crossing. 

 
1927 Lioessens (Fr): Gereformeerde kerk

Cruciform church in moderate Expressionist style, with tower.

 
1928 Sexbierum (Fr): Gereformeerde kerk

Cruciform church in moderate Expressionist style, with saddle-roof tower.

 
1928-1929 Bolsward (Fr): Geref. Gasthuiskerk

 

 

 

 
Cruciform church in moderate Expressionist style, with saddle-roof tower. Designed in conjunction with J.H. van der Veen.

 
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