Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Kerselarekapel

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Kerselarekapel can be found on the Edelareberg in Kerselare, a pilgrimage site.
Architect Juliaan Lampens, known for his minimalist reinforced concrete buildings, designed the brutalist chapel.
The chapel, built of raw exposed concrete, played an important role in the Belgian architectural history of the 20th century, and in particular in church construction. Only a few churches were built entirely of reinforced concrete. By using the unprocessed “béton brut”, Le Corbusier became the forerunner of the international movement known in modern architecture as brutalism. The chapel by architect Lampens is an exceptional example of pure brutalism in ecclesiastical architecture. The building consists mainly of reinforced, raw concrete and glass.

The chapel of Kerselare is open to the public for free.