Architects: Jos. Wielders (1883-1949)
Joseph Wielders was born in
Sittard on September the 3rd of 1893
as the son of a carpenter. Shortly after his birth the family moved to
Nieuwstadt. At the age of 13, Joseph attended the drawingschool in
Roermond and in 1902 was hired as a draughtsman by architect Joosten in
Valkenburg. In 1910 he became overseer for the town of Sittard and was
later appointed town architect. In 1917 he left the municipal service to
start his own firm in Sittard.
The following is an incomplete list of Wielders' work, concentrating on his religious work and important profane designs.
Sittard (L): water pumping
Building in so-called Um 1800 style.
Sittard-Ophoven (L): church
Antonius van Padua
Wielders' first church. One-aisled building in moderate Expressionist style. Choir extended in 1954 by architect H.J. Palmen.
Hart van Jezus
Cruciform church in moderate Expressionist style, with tower.
1920 Heerlen (L): cinema HollandiaDemolished.
1922-1923 Reijmerstok (L): church H. Franciscus van Assisië
One-aisled cruciform church with stepped, rectangular choir and a tower with a saddle-roof.
|1923 Heerlen (L):
Complex in moderate Expressionist style.
|1923 Leveroy (L): church St.
Church in Expressionist style. Destroyed in 1944 and after the war replaced by a new church by Wielders.
|1924 Sittard (L): chapel Bisschoppelijk College
Chapel in simple Expressionist style for a school.
(L): church H. Hart van Jezus
One-aisled church with tower. The nave is flanked om both sides by series of chapels.
|1926-1927 Schimmert (L): water
Water tower in rich Expressionist style.
Nieuwstadt (L): tower church St. Johannes de
Tower added to older church. Like the church, the tower is built of marl.
|1928 Sittard: :
H. Hart monastery
Three-aisled church in Expressionist style. Semi-circular choir with ambulatory.
Tilburg: Willem II-college
School in moderate Expressionist style.
|1928-1929 Rothem (L): church H.
Three-aisled church in Expressionist style.
Sittard-Overhoven: church H. Hart van Jezus
Three-aisled cruciform church in moderate Expressionist style. Tower inspired by the work of W.M. Dudok.
Sittard (L): cinema Forum
Heerlen (L): chapel
One-aisled chapel in moderate Expressionist style. Slim tower next to the front.
Broeksittard (L): church O.L.
Three-aisled cruciform church
Sittard (L): Gemmaconvent
Leveroy (L): church St.
Church in Traditionalist style, based on the foundations of the destroyed predecessor. Completed by J. van Groenendael after Wielders' death.
|1949-1950 Kessel-Eik (L): church
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Cruciform church in Traditionalist style. Completed by J. van Groenendael after Wielders' death.