2000 Aula

Commissioned by the Stedelijk Gymnasium in cooperation with Kunst en Bedrijf, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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“Doorenweerd’s floating apartments. Three rooms float just above the level of the tables: a wooden room, a steel room and a glass room. Each one is the size of a window: about 310 cm wide, 380 cm deep and 268 cm high. The “rooms” have no back or front and stand on wheels and when they are placed in front of the windows they frame the view. The type and the material determines the construction of each element, and material and construction together determine the character and interior of a room. Either the outside constitutes the inside, as can be seen in the design of the wooden room. Or, as in the steel room, the middle of the sofa appears to be being pulled up out of the ground. Floating between architecture and sculpture the three elements make it possible to physically experience the space in the hall. With relatively small interventions which interact ingeniously and conscientiously with the given characteristics of the hall, the space itself, along with its users, becomes active.” (Dees Linders. Schooldomein)