A Bookstore in a Dominican Church by Merkx + Girod

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Dutch architects Merkx + Girod designed this incredible bookstore inside a former Dominican Church in Maastricht, Netherlands.

Merkx + Girod created this contemporary bookshop in a former Dominican Church, preserving the unique landmark setting. The church has been restored to its former glory and the utilities equipment has been housed in the extended cellar.

In order to preserve the character of the church while achieving the desired commercial square footage, the architects erected a two-storey structure in black steel on one side, where the books are kept.

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12 thoughts on “A Bookstore in a Dominican Church by Merkx + Girod

  1. Well i like the program, a library in a church, mmmMm..sounds great, but the project…is difficult to say the same…What miss? I think the two corredor, one of the library and the other of the church going side by side, and one of them Black…:| Well…like the old game says “tiles don’t match” .

    PS. I don’t believe in anything, only in dynamite like the other says..

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