Two new exhibitions and a discussion - in the context of 'Who Owns The Street?'


Two new exhibitions and a discussion in the context of 'Who Owns The Street?'

16:30 - 20:30
Today two new exhibitions will open in the context of the exhibition Who Owns The Street? in the Van Abbemuseum: Paul Panhuysens Street in the Van Abbemuseum en Paul Panhuysens City in building Vertigo of the TU/e.  Subsequent to these openings, you can join the discussion The Street Lost? in the auditorium of the Van Abbemuseum led by. Joep Huiskamp. 

The programme on 1 September:

16.30: opening Paul Panhuysen's City in building Vertigo of the TU/e, 5th floor;
18.00: opening Paul Panhuysen's Street in the Van Abbemuseum, 3rd floor of the new building;
19.00: discussion The Street Lost? in the Van Abbemuseum auditorium (in Dutch).
Order your ticket for the discussion online. The entrance is €5.  

Paul Panhuysen’s Street

Paul Panhuysen lived with his family in the Wilgenroosstraat, Eindhoven. After the first street party, early 70s, Panhuysen made a design for its redevelopment. It became a plan that offered more to the residents than the standard division into pavement, parking lanes and carriageway. Then there was a discussion about this plan among the street residents. After this consultation (a typical phenomenon of the 70s) Panhuysen made a second plan. Both designs took the form of realisticly looking scaled maquettes. These are added to the third floor of the exhibition Who Owns The Street?’ at the Van Abbemuseum.

Paul Panhuysen's City

His proposal for the redevelopment of the Wilgenroosstraat inspired Panhuysen to make designs for three prominent locations in Eindhoven too: the Market, the Van Abbemuseum and the Stadsschouwburg (City Theatre). These were designs without public participation, but developed with the same compassion and empathy with which he had been thinking about a more differentiated design of the public space in response to the Wilgenroosstraat. He made a proposal for the redevelopment of the public space around the Nutsschool on the Norbertuslaan which his daughter attended. The models of these four projects are central to the exhibition in the Vertigo building of the TU/e