• Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      Danish churches also serve as secular community centers and many have adjacent rooms which can be used for overflow for religious holidays or as meeting places for the community. Here in an elevated area, chairs can face ...
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      Close up of church entry.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      …but also emphasizes the communal element of the Lord's Supper with typically Danish porcelain plates embedded in the concrete.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      The sculpture, an angel, or the resurected Christ with the dove and illustion to the Holy Spirit and/or the Cross.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      Bell tower as seen from the interior.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      View of the church room with the pews adjusted to face the liturgical center.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      Church room with entry on the lower right of the largest cube.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      The baptismal font on its four stone legs forms a square with the shape of the bowl making a perfect circle of water. The elegant spigot constantly drips water into the font which then trickles down the chain into the floor ...
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      Note the drain for the baptismal water which flows from the exterior of the church and returns to the earth.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      The stone communion table carries through the relationship of the means of grace by its four stone legs…
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      The church room with the typical Exner lighting, and with the altar table visually dominant as illumined by the clerestory. The font to the left is illuminated by the window, while the pulpit depends on the voice of the priest.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      The pulpit is also supported by four stone legs with the print on its frontal as a spin on Karl Barth's dicta that preaching should be done with the morning's newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      The Exner's typically baffled bell tower. The largest cube in the center is the main church room with adjacent overflow spaces to the left.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      Within the church room, the backs of the pews are adjustable to face either the liturgical center or the overflow space with the stage in the smallest of the three spatial cubes.
    • Gug Kirke 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-23)
      The organ.
    • Islev Kirke altar 

      Mighetto, Frank, AIA (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-18)
      Altar/table displays an unashamed love of brick.
    • Islev Kirke entry 

      Mighetto, Frank, AIA (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-18)
      Entry of Islev Kirke.
    • Islev Kirke exterior 

      Ream, James T., FAIA (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-18)
      Exterior of Islev Kirke.
    • Islev Kirke fountain 

      Ream, James T., FAIA (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-18)
      Fountain in courtyard with the mortuary in the background. The inverted cones on the mortuary/bell tower were built to redirect and defuse the sound of the bells. This was done in response to neighborhood complaints about ...
    • Islev Kirke interior 

      Ream, James T., FAIA (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1990-09-18)
      Church room.