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BK Architecten have designed the transformation of an abandoned medieval church into a modern bookstore called Waanders.

With respect to its original architecture church was carefully reinstated from the spectacular stained glass window down to every minute detail

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Description by BK. Architects:

In the Zwolle Broerenkerk we have the design realized for Waanders In Broeren. This design includes a three layered installation and shop interior in a historic, 15th-century church. Assumptions for this design were found in the hand propping up the historical value and size of the church and on the other hand adding a logistics functioning retail function. By keeping the ship’s three layered loosely fitted the 60m long maintained kerkas. In materialization is chosen sobriety. Only white balconies and further natural materials have been added to the church building. In the design of the furniture is found inspiration in the work of Dom Hans van der Laan. For more information on what to do and obtain in the Broerenkerk please refer to waandersindebroeren.nl.

 

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