Gijs & Van Vaerenbergh’s Reading Between the Lines

Last year, two up-and-coming Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh started their architectural collaboration that was to grace the countryside of Borgloon in Limburg, Belgium. The design of the church was based on the local church and consists of 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns. According to their website, the church they built does not fulfill its classical function, and can be read as a heritage-related reflection on the present vacancy of churches in the area and their potential artistic reuse.














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