“In essence, however, although born out of matter, the art fights the matter.
This hostility grows as matter itself urges a way out in appearance”.
— Piet Mondriaan
Diamond shaped Composition with two lines - Piet Mondrian (1931)
PHOTO: FERRY ANDRE LA PORTE
Mondrian Mind is a building complex consisting of four separate pavilions. The source of inspiration is the painting "Composition with two lines" on a diamond-shaped canvas, by Piet Mondrian (pictured left). This diamond shape becomes the footprint of the four buildings. Mondrian Mind is his 2D painting raised to a 3D work of art.
Besides functioning as a museum, Mondrian Mind pavilions also accommodate tenants’ needs for rental spaces, such as a hotel, studios, office spaces, design book shop, art- and design stores, and designer furniture store.
Mondrian Mind will be built according to the three P's principle, namely: People - Planet - Profit. As a creative centre, the project will focus on the following areas:
- Culture, Art, and Design
- Education, Science, and Workshops
- Tourist Attraction, Promotion, and Economy
- Environment, High-tech Services and Equipment
The building is energy neutral, since the roof is covered with solar panels, and is required to work according to the "cradle to cradle" principle as much as possible. The realization will be an ambitious and prestigious project.
Mondrian Mind is the creative center of the city and can provide significant contributions in the fields of education, arts and culture, economy, tourism, trade, employment and new digital media.
In this proposal, you will be taken on a journey that will excite and inspire your knowledge and expertise, that will motivate you to further develop and implement this concept through your connections in these areas. The financing of Mondrian Mind pavilions will be made possible through a combination of your knowledge, expertise, and contributions.
Model: Jan Willems, Peter Willems. Photography: Jan Dekker Photo.