The Auferstehungskirche is a built example of a brutalist church completed in the 1969. The spatial idea was following the principle of a central building. The wall fragments standing on stone paved ground are connected with a thin shell structure. Richard Döcker placed his building in the greenery of a park leading to the surroundings of Offenburg.
The aim of the redesign and renovation of the church was to adapt the rooms for a contemporary use. The main space was lacking light and freedom for other purposes such as concerts, intimate masses or cultural events. The side rooms should offer a complementary valuable area with new functions. The renovation of the exterior was limited to the restorations if needed.
The redesign of the interior was emphasising the question of the time. The new and the old are not competing but rather cooperating. They support each other to achieve a coherent impression of the whole space with its own character.
Main changes were made in the altar area which was enlarged to follow the initial idea of a central space. The pulpit and the original altar were removed. The new altar was designed to appear massive and to attract the attention of the visitors. The material is to the church new — bronze sheets but seems as it would be there since ever.