Community center “de Bolder”
Together with the non-profit organization Hoop voor Noord (Hope of the North), a multifunctional space for the multicultural community of North Amsterdam was created. It’s a space for everybody; young and old, man and woman, to come together and support each other.
This once abandoned place became a labor of love. Time, expertise and materials were donated by many. A functional room design was created around the mismatched secondhand furniture. Seamless incorporation is both essential and necessary. A large lounge was made by one of the volunteer and doubles as storage. Morning rays highlight what this place is all about: hope. Bold, yet serene, this community rock is called de Bolder (The Bollard).