Tink om e tsjerken
Because of my Frysian roots, I was asked to participate in the project 'Tink om e tsjerken', also known as 'Beware of our churches'. It's a project that focuses on the vacant churches in the province Friesland in the Netherlands, now and in the future. An important aspect of this is to raise awareness and show people what possibilities vacant churches have to offer. I focused on the Reformed church in the village called Arum. Together with the village board, the Church Director and a potential buyer, I was able to come up with the concept 'live and work church'. On the one hand, Louis Hagen will be able to execute all of his creative ideas. On the other hand, the villagers will still have the opportunity to keep visiting their church. To strengthen the link with the village I choose the coning cadastre as a starting point for my design. Aside from that, the facilities in the church where put together the same way as they were put together in the village. I divided all of the facilities into three groups: private, semi and public. In this way the podium, the exposition space and the museum are all placed together as they are all public functions. By only working with coloured surfaces and different height levels, there still will be enough input for artist Louis Hagen.