Found project: Church of the Sacred Heart


    Project : Church of the Sacred Heart

    Language variant : Heilige Hartkerk/Vondelkerk

    Architect : Cuypers, P.J.H.

    Completion: 1880

    Locality : Amsterdam

    Country : Netherlands

    Building style : Gothic Revival

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    Description :

    Cuypers’ churches were mostly in the Gothic style, since that was the official choice of the Catholic hierarchy in the Netherlands.

    Cuypers was interested in a true and honest brick construction, in which the facades would describe the floor plan to form a genuinely three-dimensional composition in masonry. As his work progressed, he devised some highly original floor plans, based on German Gothic examples.

    One of the best was for the Vondelkerk in Amsterdam (1870–1880). Its plan is at the threshold of masonry structure as shell; it is almost as if Cuypers ended his researches at the point where Gaudi would begin.

    Buch, Joseph: A Century of Architecture in the Netherlands 1880–1990, NAI Publishers, p. 23.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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    Church of the Sacred Heart
    Church of the Sacred Heart
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    Church of the Sacred Heart
    Church of the Sacred Heart
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski