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Wotruba Church, Church „of the Holiest Trinity“. It was built between1974 and 1976 on the basis of a model by Fritz Wotruba.

Wotruba died before the completion of the church, which was inspired by a visit to Chartres. Wotruba was first and foremost a sculptor, and the church was a collaboration with Fritz G. Mayr, who continued the work after Wotruba´s death.

The church startles at first glance, resembling more an enlarged piece of abstract sculpture. It provides visitors with the unique opportunity to enter into an art form more often viewed on a much smaller scale.
The building consists of 152 asymmetrically arranged concrete blocks of a size between 0.84 m3 to 64 m3, weighing from 1.8 to 141 tons; the highest block measures 13.10m. The church, which borders the Wienerwald, is 30 meters long, 22 meters wide, and 15.5 meters high. The unusual design created some local resistance