Schlaun, Johann Conrad

Johann Conrad Schlaun (1695-1773)

Johann Conrad Schlaun (1695-1773) was a German master builder and architect, and is valid as one of the last important architects of the German baroque. The connection of his military career with the activity as architect was absolutely usual in the age of the baroque, as the example of Johann Balthasar Neumann shows, with whom he worked together from 1720. From 1722 to 1742 he made several longer trips to Italy, France and South Germany. In 1729 Clemens August appointed him his land engineer; moreover, he became a major general of the artillery in Münster. His native country, the prince's diocese Paderborn, and his adoptive country Münster owe some of their nicest constructions to him. Schlaun used the combination of sandstone with red brick and white, several times partitioned, windows over and over again, so that nowadays it is often called the “Westphalian symphony“.

Important works

Hunting lodge Clemenswerth in Sögel (1737–1747)
Clemens-Church (1745–1753)
Erbdrostenhof (1755)
Lotharinger Monastery (1764–1768)
Dyckburg-Church und Loreto-Chapel
Castle Augustusburg (ab 1725)
Hunting lodge Clemenswerth in Sögel (1737–1747)
Castle Beck in Bottrop (1766?1771)
Castle Nordkirchen (1703–1734), since 1724 by Schlaun