A church in a church in Antwerp


Study for the christian community of St-Willibrordus

Design team: Dirk Somers, Elisabeth Mercelis

A large 19th century neo-gothic church in Antwerp.

A vast church, too big for what is left over of its community. How to make a small church in a big Church? And improve the sound system and heating simultaneously.

A gothic tracery suspended in the transept. A church in a church.

An open structure floating 6m above the floor.

A structure that combines infrared heating, sound and light.

An intimate church in a monumental church.

The Easter ceiling.

Christmas ceiling.

Other possible variations on the light-themes.

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