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when the crickets hesitate

Sound and garden intervention


Kostas Ioannidis and Johan Grimonprez designed a social space in the garden of the Openbaar PsychiatrischVerzorgingstehuis

in Lanaken. This meeting place in the vicinity of the courtyard gardens is built around a tree, equipped with several seating areas.

The sound installation provides a soothing effect and gives this place its individuality. The artists refer to the 'natural' meeting point 

in the atrium of the previous residence: a number of benches under the crown of a monumental tree.


Realized in 2008

Location: Lanaken, Public Psychiatric Nursing Home (PVT), Residence Rado, Koning Albertlaan 102

Client: VO - Vlaams Infrastructuurfonds for Personal Affairs (VIPA) for the Public Psychiatric Hospital Rekem

Construction project: master plan and new construction designed by TV architectural firms De Vloed, Van Kerckhove and Verstraeten

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