For the new building of the Carmel College Salland in Raalte – designed by Atelier Pro – an extraordinary work of art has been realised, by Studio Dennis Parren from Eindhoven, inside the auditorium of the school.
The Carmel College’s school administration is convinced art is an elementary component of school environment, because it excites the spirit, asks questions and triggers curiosity. For art advice, and to guide the project subjectively, the impressario for art projects ‘Kunst en Bedrijf-Gabi Prechtl’ has been brought in. The artwork is displayed in the multifinctional auditorium – the heart of the school – where 700 students meet during coffee breaks, but the auditorium is also used for theatrical plays, parents’ evening meetings, seminars and graduation day. Different purposes that all demand their individual spaces, and that’s why this artwork needed free space, floating above the bustle of activities, but still connected to the auditorium by an air bridge and a broad staircase. Visible from every angle, the sculpture, a light work of art, speaks to the imagination and is always close at hand.