AD Classics: Neviges Mariendom / Gottfried Böhm

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When a miraculous engraving in copperplate of the Immaculata was brought to in the seventeenth century, it became a pilgrimage center for the religious.  Around 1960, the church decided that they wanted to construct a new building, starting a competition which would result in a new church amidst a Franciscan monastery and other late-baroque architecture. This led to a series of competitions, eventually won by architect Gottfried Böhm, although initially his design was not accepted as the judges thought it to be exaggerated and manneristic.

More on the Neviges after the break.