Remarkable art work for Het Kielzog in Hoogezand-Sappemeer

Het Kielzog in Hoogezand-Sappemeer is starting to take shape. The façade that protrudes over the central paved area is clad with bronze-coloured, anodised aluminium elements. These are decorated with a remarkable art work: a perforated pattern on the metal panels, designed by Johanna Hondelink and Liesel Bonhage from the City as Archive design studio. The pattern was inspired by the flowers of the Heliconia, a tropical plant frequently painted by the French artist Henri Rousseau. The Heliconia symbolises the history of Hoogezand-Sappemeer that, traditionally, has always had an international, multicultural population.

The volume marks the entrance to the building. The striking central walkway in Het Kielzog connects and separates the various functions on both sides. This indoor walkway can be accessed from two sides: via the square on the north side and via the “green” on the south side.

The building will accommodate the municipality, a library, a school of music and a theatre. The first phase of the building has almost reached completion. The front of the façade is nearly finished and the interior, too, is gradually taking shape.  

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For more information please contact Henk Stadens.