St. Hilarie Church by Mathieu Lehanneur.
The collusion of the church and the mineral mass is topped off with a baptistery that snuggles in the landscape giving the impression of an already existing feature. The water that it holds appears to be from the river which runs below the church: the ultimate linking of the building with its environment. The concept was encouraged from the topology of the baptistery within the Romanesque church building. The baptistery seems as if it was sunk like a ‘box’ in the sand; according to Lehanneur, “I imagine that when this ‘box’ was sunk into the ground as if pushed by an invisible, maybe divine hand, it revealed the geology of it, the visible aspect of a mineral and massive form: a revelation which seems anterior, and not posterior, to the construction of the church.”