Extension of St Benedict's Abbey, Vaals: monks praying in the crypt
|Architect/Designer||Laan, Hans van der (1904-1991)|
|Credit||ORCH Chemollo / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Brickwork ; Columns ; Wood ; Abbeys ; Clergy ; Seating|
NOTES: Dom Hans van der Laan, Benedictine monk and architect, was commissioned in 1956 to complete the construction work on the abbey that had begun in 1927. The adding of the church, the library, a sacristy and an open arcade around a new cloister took until 1986 to complete. The church, together with its annexes, was completed in 1967.
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