This Belgian Steel Church is a Public Piece of Art Made of Many Layers

By: David Ingram - Aug 29, 2015
References: gijsvanvaerenbergh & ignant.de
Designed by Belgian architect studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, this 10-meter high see-through steel church is made to be almost transparent in it's design.

Appropriately titled as 'Reading Between The Lines,' this public art piece can be found in the Borgloon, Belgium countryside. The church is made from 100 steel layers spaced between one another, creating an almost shimmering mirage like illusion to the structure depending on what angle and perspective it's viewed upon.

This project was made to act as a commentary on the growing number of abandoned country churches in the area, and takes on different interesting qualities depending on the time of day and weather. Placing one's self inside the steel church, as the sun rises and sets, creates an interesting display of shadow and light across the building's carefully placed metallic frame.