ARCHITECT, German
(active 1392-1431 in Bamberg)

Exterior view

1392-1431
Photo
Obere Pfarre, Bamberg

This building can be described as "Parleresque." Its new choir was started in 1392 and completed in 1431. The polygonal apse with ambulatory and chapels displays nine sides of a sixteen-sided polygon, the upper storey five sides of an octagon. The bays of the ambulatory are alternately triangular and approximately square or slightly trapezoid. This made it possible to build pairs of parallel pier buttresses that, instead of being placed at the corner, stand at right angles to the wall.

The photo shows a view from the east.




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