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The Weinkirche is an environmental design for a church which is
to be overgrown with grape vines. The structure is made from split
bamboo, tied together in bundles which act as the ribs of the
Romanesque barrel vaults; the intersection of two or three barrel
vaults produces a ribbed vault. Grapevines have been planted at the
bases of the columns. Eventually the vines will eventually form the
supporting structure of the Weinkirche.
If you have seen Romanesque architecture before, the Weinkirche is light and airy. Although it has the structural design (and scale) of for instance the Romanesque church in Marsum, Groningen - it has the light of for instance the interior of the Amiens Cathedral. But at the same its Gaudiesque playfulness reminds me of the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. Although the material used is totally different, the transparency and openness is identical.