St. Paul’s Church – Qingdao Old Town

St. Paul's Church - Qingdao Old Town

St. Paul’s Church, constructed of red brick and wood, began construction in 1938 and was completed in 1941. Designed by Yourieff from Russia and sponsored by the Ludong Lutheran Church, the structure has two floors above ground with a basement. The Qingdao Old Town structure, with semi-circular external walls at the east, west, and north ends, is comprised of the church, a square tower, and ecclesial building. The main hall of St. Paul’s Church is 10 meters high covering more than 200 square meters. The entire complex covers a ground space of 2,225.34 square meters with a total floor space of 1,481.95 square meters. Currently St.Paul’s Church holds services on Sundays and is under municipal-level protection by Qingdao City.

青岛圣保罗教堂建筑占地面积2225.34平方米,建筑面积1481.95平方米。平面呈“L”形布局,地上两层,地下一层,由教堂、塔楼和教会楼三部分组成,东、西、北端各有一半圆形外墙体。大厅高10米,面积200余平方米。建筑利用高耸的方形塔楼作为立面设计的构图中心,内悬挂鸣钟。建筑风格属罗马风样式,为砖木结构。该建筑由俄国建筑师尤里甫设计,1938年由鲁东信义会兴建,完工于1941年。现为青岛市市级文物保护单位。

Qingdao Old Town – St. Paul’s Church
1 GuanXiang 2nd Road
Completed in 1941
ShiNan District, Shandong Province, Qingdao. P.R. China
青岛圣保罗教堂: 中国山东省青岛市市南区 观象二路1号

Photograph © Colton Dirks

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