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Church Without A Ceiling I/3

New Covenant Church of God, Schiedam, Netherlands

This is a project about church closings in The Netherlands, and how financial trouble is causing different churches to share spaces together.

In the Netherlands up to a thousand church buildings are to be closed or sold by the year 2025. For many, especially in rural areas, this means an abrupt and emotional end to the tradition of gathering together. In the meanwhile, smaller church communities have been in steady rise, especially in The Hague area, founded by people originally from outside of the Netherlands. After initial strong resistance, they were recognized as important factors in helping newcomers integrate more swiftly into the Dutch society.

These small parishes don't, however, have proper spaces to gather in.


The circle in the ceiling was achieved by using mirrors and a projector.
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Saskle's avatar
Woah, this looks amazing, surreal almost! :clap:
KVirtanen's avatar
Much thanks -- glad you liked it ..! .)
Saskle's avatar
You're most welcome! I wish you good luck with your project! ;)