Reading Between the Lines Project
“Reading Between the Lines” is a unique project by a team of talented architects from Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, who reconstructed the shape of a traditional church, by a means of a unique representation of lines. Let’s take a closer look at this awesome project!
Unique Church Representation
Sometimes architecture is not meant to be for any purpose other than to be a symbolic art, and this is a case with Reading Between the Lines Project. A group of young and talented architects from Gijs Van Vaerenbergh have designed an object, which closely resembles the church, but is composed of lines that are forming the silhouette of the church. Located in the province of Looz, Limburg, Belgium, the project stands out in the landscape, which is especially meaningful, because the project is contrasting with the actual church in the background.
Since 2007, the duo from Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh have been realizing projects in public space. Projects started from their architectural background, but have an artistic intention. They primary goal is to experiment, and reach reflection, a physical involvement with the end result and the input of the viewer. The church manifestation consists of 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns, and is built on a fundament of armed concrete, its transparent shape, makes a visible statement of iconic building, while leaving the viewer with a lot of thoughts to ponder on.