THE NEW ABG
The ABG area in Bergen op Zoom is of particular historical significance to the city. For a commission from the TanteLouise-Vivensis foundation, in early 2015, De Meeuw built a temporary nursing home, which is to last for the next six to eight years. The new ABG emanates warmth and hospitality. 'Home from home' is a guiding principle at TanteLouise-Vivensis, and thus the motivation behind the metres-high photos of the Bergen op Zoom of-old being exhibited on the sidewalls of the building. The building accommodates 200 residents.
A HOMAGE TO THE CITY OF BERGEN OP ZOOM, ITS INHABITANTS AND RICH HISTORY. THESE IMAGES ARE ALSO FAMILIAR TO THE RESIDENTS, WITH A VIEW TO PROVOKING A CERTAIN SENSE OF HOMECOMING
THEY CALL IT TEMPORARY, BUT THIS BUILDING CERTAINLY MEASURES UP TO THE QUALITY OF NURSING HOMES LIKE MOERMONT AND VISSERSHAVEN. THERE IS DEFINITELY NOTHING TEMPORARY ABOUT HOW IT LOOKS