Nov 19, 2020–Jan 21, 2021

The Church of Tomorrow

Groot Heiligland 47, Haarlem 2011 EP Map
Tue–Sat 12 am–5 pm, Sun 1–5 pm

The Church of Tomorrow is a photo exhibition about the reuse of monumental churches in the Netherlands that have completely or partially lost their ecclesiastical function. The exhibition shows ten examples of churches that have been given a multifunctional use, such as for exhibitions, events, award ceremonies, music performances and fairs. Ten examples are also shown of churches that have been fully or partially furnished for one new function, such as bookshop, hotel or living.

This exhibition was created by the AIA (Architecture Information Center Alkmaar) and was exhibited in the Alkmaarse Grote Kerk in 2018. Because Haarlem also has many redesigned churches such as the Jopenkerk, the Janskerk and of course the Grote (St. Bavo) Church, but also because the redesignation of churches and religious heritage is a topical subject, the ABC has taken the initiative to organize the exhibition in Haarlem. show. In addition to the exhibition, a corona-proof side program is being developed. More about that will be here on this site soon.

The exhibition - which was organized on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Grote or St. Laurenskerk in Alkmaar - was also accompanied by a publication that serves as a catalog. This is for sale for 9.95 euros.