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Maastricht (L): St. Hubertus (J.H.J. Kayser jr., 1924-1925)

 

 

 

Early in his career, architect Jules Kayser, son of Johannes Kayser, built a few churches in an Expressionist style related to the Amsterdam School. This St. Hubertus is probably the most impressive of these. Interestingly, it shows remarkable similarities to a never realized design for a church in Slagelse, Norway, made by A.J.N. Boosten in 1922.
It's a big and remarkably tall three-aisled building made of dark coloured bricks. The church has a basement which was intended for catholic community use. This part of the building is illuminated by pointed windows of a fairly large size, while the actual church has narrow windows. The nave is supported by big stepped buttresses.
The church was abandoned in 2007 and officially closed in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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