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Heilige Maria Koningin Church

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TWA architecten, SchilderScholte architecten
 
location Krimpen aan den IJssel
function church, religion
contributed by SchSch

From a distance it seems that the copper-plated church with its set back plinth is floating on the lake. Via a short bridge one reaches the entrance of church. The outer oval course goes back inside and a large arched corridor leads the visitor automatically to the spacious church hall. Inside the white curved wall leads our gaze to the liturgical centre with a traditional placing. Altar and Ambo (lectern) together on a raised sanctuary. The only window in the church hall is found above the sanctuary in the shape of a cross. On sunny days the sunlight shimmers through the cross, apart from that also sunlight is mirrored by the pond water through the glass plinth, providing a animated spectacle at the inward sloping curved wall. Therefore, connecting this confined space to the outside. A metaphor for the parish itself that wants to carry out their openness.

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Heilige Maria Koningin Church
Address
Memlingstraat 1
Netherlands
Project is public!
Opening hours during Sunday service or on appointment.
How to get there? By public transport take a bus to the Busstation of Krimpen aan den IJssel then walk for 4 minutes to the east on the Nieuwe Tiendweg. The church lays next to the road in a pond.
Completion 9- 2009
Floor area/size 705 m2
Main designer, ArchitectTWA architecten
ArchitectSchilderScholte architecten
Client RK parochie 'de Bron'
 
Project ID 5934
Latitude/Longitude 51°54'47N 04°35'41E
Contributed by SchSch
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