The Divine and the profane church and community house
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The project explores the relationship between religious and profane space, between church and community house. It questions in which way these themes belong togheter and how they can be articulated. A church lies in a field. It consists of a large gable roof with spaces inside. The main space is asymmetrical, the roof merges with the floor on one side, on the other a wall divides it from smaller spaces that are open to the field. By the altar the wall ends, creating an opening where the field reaches into the space. A community house lies on a quiet street next to an old farm. It is an extension of the street, a cave dug into a sloping field. Retaining walls follow the terrain towards a posterior core hiding all service space. Towards the street a glass facade shows the activities within to passers by.