Eindhoven (NB): Heilig Hartkerk
(Dom Bellot & H.C. van de Leur, 1929-1931)
This was the last of the churches French monk and
architect Bellot built during his stay in The Netherlands. After this church Bellot moved back to France
and handed his office over to his assistent Van de Leur, who
continued designing in this style for several years. It's not
unlikely that Van de Leur was responsible for much of this church's
It's a building in moderate expressionistic style, at least from
the outside. The interior is more expressive, although for a
Bellot design it's remarkably colorless. The brick vaults were not added
until 1953-1954 and were not designed by Bellot.
Notice that the tower of this
church is very similar to that of the church
in Waalwijk Bellot had designed and that had been built four years
earlier. The current entrance was added in 1951 by architect Jos. Bedaux.