Aaltje Noordewierstraat 4, Den Haag
Aldo van Eyck
PUBLICATIONS:Architectural Design 1975 p. 344; Bauen + Wohnen 1976-1; Lotus 11; F. Strauven - Aldo van Eyck, 1994
An inscrutable box of grey concrete block conceals a welter of effects of space, light and form. This church combines a tall space (11 metres), an interior street accommodating all the sacred places and attributes and a low congregation hall (2.5-3.5 metres) with built-in pews. Circular rooflights and semi-circular walls the height of a man construct a labyrinth in both floor plan and roof. Roof beams divide up the concrete cylindrical rooflights, emphasizing the structure and lending an ambiguity to the resulting semicircles.