St. Joseph's Church

Auguste Perret (and R. Audigier)

Toward the end of his career, Auguste Perret was the leading architect in the reconstruction of Le Havre, which, as an important seaport, had been bombed more than one hundred times and lost most of its housing during World War Two. See his Town Hall and an example of his town planning. Saint Joseph's Church, dedicated to the victims of the air raids, is similar to his Notre Dame du Raincy (1922), also of his signature reinforced concrete. The symmetrical building is organized around a central tower 106 meters high.

The front facade


The rear facade and tower


The interior


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