• Adjacent, two story circular gallery 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      An ascending ramp leads to the upper levels of the museum.
    • An artistic waterfall 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      It's obviously not just a wall because there is not the inprint of the square forms from the concrete plus the drama of the viewing platform.
    • Beauty and tranquility 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
    • Blue and yellow boats 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      A two dimensional painting which extends itself into the third dimension.
    • Celebrants' chairs 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
    • Central focus of worship 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
    • Chapel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      The chapel is a simple rectangle focusing on a large free-standing cross with a pulpit to the right and communion table to the left. The natural light is provided by narrow slits in the two upper rectancles and ceiling.
    • Chapel interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      A floor to ceiling window illumines the chapel with very spare pews and liturgical furniture which constitute typical Ando minimalism. Concrete and steel are all that are needed for this aesthically elegant interior.
    • Chapel on Mount Rokko 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      Note slit window on left edge of church.
    • Church in Tarumi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      Tadao Ando, architect. Built 1992-1993. A complicated and very restricted plot of ground results in a seemingly complex, yet simple, but at the same time dynamic plan. Center, left, is the rectangular bell tower. Above the ...
    • Church in Tarumi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      Primary entrance to the chapel begins in the space between the walls on the right.
    • Church of the light 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      Church of the light, Tadao Ando, architect, 1988-89. Built in close relationship to a slightly larger church they are both identified as Church of the light.
    • Church on Mount Rokko 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      Tadao Ando, architect 1985-86. Connected to the Rokko Oriental Hotel by a long simple covered walkway the church functions primarily as a wedding chapel.
    • Clergy chairs 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      Wonderfully simple chairs for the clergy with similar minimalism for the pedestal for flowers.
    • Close up of liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      Baptismal font to the extreme left, chairs for the minister on the right, and table and pulpit in the center.
    • Connecting walkway 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      Looking back up the connecting walkway its translucent walls have the typical Ando simplicity of palette.
    • Continued mystery 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      What is the purpose of the concrete projection into the midst of the tranquil pool?
    • Continued revelation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      Again one finds oneself between a straight and curved wall.
    • Continued revelation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      The Water Temple is appropriately covered with water lilies.
    • Continuing approach 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 2000)
      The curved ramp leads to an opportunity to contemplate a bit of grass and a view of the city and then doubles back past the fenestration to continue ones approach to the chapel.