A church for the landscape

One of the amazing landmarks of pit, a small village near the town 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 the art museum Z33.

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The 10 meters high construction consists of 100 stacked layers of steel plate in the form of an 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 an agricultural neighborhood so please respect the work of the local farmers.

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