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See-through church12. Sep2011

TAGS: church, metal, steel

The church was built entirely from thin layers of steel and is part of the art work called 'Read between the lines'. Due to the special construction method you can always see the landscape through the church and from inside the church. This way the church is always present and absent in the landscape at the same time. The church was constructed in 1&2 September in Borgloon-Heers, Belgium. Inaguration will be on 24th of september.

"Reading between the lines is part of ‘pit’, an artistic trajectory with works by some ten artists in the region of Borgloon-Heers...This ‘church’ consists of 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns, and is built on a fundament of armed concrete. Through the use of horizontal plates, the concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art." - Gjis Van Vaerenbergh

More information about the project can be found here and here.

Also you can see more photos from the construction process here.

photo © Kristof Vrancken/Z33

via Yatzer

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