In 2011 we started the process by inviting 4 architects and 4 artists to team up and work on a design for a unique single room hotel. Each team consists of an artist and an architect (or duo’s) and by combining these 2 disciplines the project Lucy in the Sky explores how design in buildings and public space can be uplifted. More interesting, more inspiring and more innovative. Each team has its own signature and so does each design.
The first thing to do was to explore the area and come up with an idea, this periode of research gave us 4 designs from which we choose 3 to build.
3 suitable spots in the harbour area were chosen as definitive locations… one being Lucy Cube looking like a monumental white block on top of the old grain hopper near the water, where as Lucy GLXY arouses phantasies on intergalactic or submarine travels at the main entrance and Lucy PWR showing urban strength in a bold an energetic way, in the middle of a new housing project (but will be moved on the water).
The project which started in 2011 became reality in 2014. Thanks to many many partners the project was financed, organized, realised and will be open for public till 2019.