15th Century Church Converted to Book Shop

This awesome spectacle is medieval Broerenkerk cathedral in Zwolle, Netherlands, complete with a huge jewel of an original stained glass window. The lofty architectural beauty has been carefully transformed into modern book shop Waanders in de Broeren, by BK Architecten, with work that was permitted under the very strict instructions that the renovation must be fully reversible to ensure that the medieval marvel can be returned to its previous glory.

For more modern church conversion ideas check out A Church Remodelled into a Residence

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