Young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh completed the implementation of the project of transparent church under a symbolic name “Reading Between the Lines”. The walls of unusual structure, which height is 10 meters, made ??of 100 stacked layers of iron plates, ribbons, attached to each other with 2000 iron bars.
Gaps between the plates allow visitors in the true sense of the term, see through walls, being both inside and outside of church. The silhouette mimics the shape of the building of churches, traditional for the region, but its unusual structure embodiment translates into category of contemporary art.
Depending on where the location of the beholder, the church may seem like a massive building, and may be partially or almost completely dissolved in the surrounding landscape like a mirage in the desert. If you look at the landscape from inside of church, it becomes part of an abstract figure, given unique construction of transparent walls.
The project, implemented in a Limburg (Belgium), is part of the Z-OUT, coordinated gallery Z33, which purpose was to promote contemporary art in public space. It is planned that the implementation of large-scale and ambitious project will be implemented in various places in the Flemish region for the next five years.
Conceptual project name perfectly defines the architecture of the shell of the modern church and its philosophical sense, what is inside and what is outside, interact with each other and don’t need additional decorations and artificial amplification of the divine majesty of nature and divine nature. Together with the parishioners live here dawn, sunset and all four seasons. The work of the authors of the project can be found on the personal website of talented young architects: http://www.gijsvanvaerenbergh.com/