Vrijdag Cultural Centre

Groningen, NL

VRIJDAG is a building in which the various cultural domains influence each other. The building accommodates a multitude of courses in the field of music, theater and visual arts. It will be a place of creative meeting, interaction and interdisciplinary collaboration. VRIJDAG is an ensemble of buildings in which the various layers of time are visible. The facade of VRIJDAG is a continuum of the cultural-historical stratification of Groningen and the immediate vicinity. This layering translates into a pattern where the rhythm of the facades of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are shown.

Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Stage: Winning competition / design phase
Function: Cultural
Program: Theatre, concert hall, visual arts centre, cultural centre and commercial spaces
Gross Floor Area: 5,995m2
Date commission: 2021
Architects: Koschuch Architects & Next Architects
Koschuch Architects design team: Maurizio Brambilla, Rui Duarte, Thais Zuchetti, Yvonne Yuen Tsz Wai
Next Architects design team: Marijn Schenk, Joost Lemmens, Maria Monteiro, Leire Alvarez, Liesbeth Strater
Client: Gemeente Groningen