Senior Center Turned Treehouse by Benjamin Verdonck

2 Posted by - June 18, 2012 - Architecture

Antwerp-based theater director, writer and visual artist Benjamin Verdonck has developed the work ‘Vogelenzangpark 17bis’ for art festival TRACK: a contemporary city conversation in Ghent, Belgium. His newest environmental intervention artwork draws a subtle connection between old and young in the context of a close, yet inaccessible treehouse next to a senior activities center.

The artist brings to the public space a housing component, partially obscured from view as it is placed within the branches of a tree outside this gathering area. In vogelenzang park, the clubhouse for senior citizens, first built in the 1950′s, has now received a replica of one of the segments which comprise this building nestled just in front of this social housing structure. The almost-clone like building has been constructed at a ratio too small for human access and instead functions as an evocative work, imploring the viewer to combine facets of both his/her youthful and older realities, reflecting upon the notion of their current sense of self.


( via designboom )


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