Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh have completed a see-through church in Limburg, Belgium.The ten metre-high church is constructed from 100 stacked layers of weathered steel plates.
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|Photography is by Kristof Vrancken.|
The church is 10 meters high and is made of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel. Depending on the perspective of the viewer, the church is either perceived as a massive building or seems to dissolve – partly or entirely – in the landscape. On the other hand, looking at the landscape from within the church, the surrounding countryside is redefined by abstract lines. I think this project is great beacuse the religion must be celebrated in a brighter place where the light is very protagonist. In places of worship is the atmosphere that brings us closer to the abstract. Congratulations to the architects!