A church for the landscape
One of the amazing landmarks of pit, a small village near the community of Borgloon is the see-through church under the name of "Reading between the Lines". Belgian architects duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh (Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh) designed the building together with art museum Z33.
The 10 meters high construction consists of 100 stacked layers of steel plate in the form of a existing nearby chapel. The artwork weighs 30 tons. The special construction method ensures that the landscape remains visible throughout the church, both from a distance and up close. The church is therefore present, but also absent in the landscape. From some viewpoints you can see a solid building.
The Reading between the Lines artwork is accessible only on foot or by bike. By car you will have to park your car in the car park at the St. Truidersteenweg between the Grootloonstraat and the Neremstraat and proceed on foot following the orange, blue, yellow or green trail. The artwork is in a agriculture neighbourhood so please respect the work of the local farmers.