Together with stakeholders, we searched for local ingredients that are needed to make the future culture center a 'third place' for every inhabitant. A place where you like to be next to your house (first place) and your work (second place).
The building is only a means to a lively cultural house, the organisation and the people are the crucial factors. We therefore organised workshops with internal (library, community centre, tourism and academy) and external stakeholders such as associations.
This resulted in a supported concept note for the culture house as the third space. It forms a steppingstone for the various stakeholders to adhere to and helps the future architects to come up with a supported project.
Download the concept note for the culture house of Hoogstraten as a third place.