The interior ground plan of the new church in Lichtenberg is in the shape of a circle. Keeping the religious context with its manifold meaning of light and light rays in in mind, the artistic concept for the interior of the church includes twelve vertical openings arranged along the exterior walls.
Similar to a sundial, the incidence of light is determined by the sun’s natural course. The light rays wander along with the sun - they come and go depending on how the light falls in. The reflections on the inclined surfaces of the wall openings change with the natural lighting conditions of the diurnal cycle and with the weather.
Depending on their position, angle and own movement within the room, the walls open and close. They allow for a connection to the outside and provide protection at the same time.
The artificial lighting concept follows the idea of spatial change through light and indirectly assists the liturgical requirements.