Sainte-Alix/ Sinte-Aleidis Church
Sainte-Alix/Sinte-Aleidis Church was constructed between 1934 and 1936 by architect Léonard Homez, who focused particularly on acoustics and lighting when designing this space. Behind the gabled brick façade and the bell tower is a vast nave, whose scale testifies to the considerable mechanical strength of reinforced concrete. The vaulted ceiling is formed of egg-like seven-centred arches, which are less rigid than equilateral arches. However, the church’s most attractive ornamental feature is undoubtedly its stained glass. The 30 windows, commissioned from painter, sculptor and master glassmaker Jan Goris, transformed the building’s interior when they were installed in 2001. The artist’s non-figurative, transcendentally lyrical designs illuminate the space in an explosion of colour, their flowing lines and gentle, almost plant-like curves inviting beholders to pause and meditate as the light sets the ever-changing colours of the glass ablaze.
Sat., 10:00 to 16:30, Sun., 14:00 to 18:00
Parvis Sainte-Alix/Sinte-Aleidisvoorplein, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe