This see-through church located in the Belgian region of Haspengouw is part of a bigger project. The project is called of the Z-OUT project of Z33 and its aim is to reveal contemporary art in various regions in the Flemish area of Limburg during a time frame of five years. The project is based in Hasselt, Belgium.
The beautiful church was designed by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh,it was in fact the result of the collaboration between Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh. The church is made out of steel. It has of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel and it’s 10 meters high.
The structure of the church seems to differ, depending on the perspective of the viewer. It either seems to be a massive building or it appears to dissolve in the landscape. If you are inside the church you can enjoy the beautiful view of the countryside.
The design of the building was inspired by the other churches in the area, but the designers added horizontal plates to the structure, transforming a traditional church into a transparent modern state-of-the-art building. The architects named the project ‘Reading between the Lines’ because there are so many details left to be observed: scale, ground plan and many others. The structure of the church is filled with architectural symbols. It has a powerful visual impact.