THE FLOATING SPIRIT OF FRANK VAN KLINGEREN
This multidisciplinary documentary project captures the deconstruction and displacement of the Youth Hostel Ockenburg. The steel and glass building designed by architect Frank van Klingeren in 1967 was slowly disassembled in 2010 over the course of six months.
What was once destined for the scrap yard has now been saved, thanks to a rescue committee and their actions to keep the building intact. Concerning to restrictions regarding the property the ‘Jeughterberg Ockenburg’ must be moved in order to avoid complete loss.
With a new purpose this building will be re-used as an Urban Center, bringing together youth,activities and creativity in the revitalization process of another area of Te Hague.
This is an homage to this unique public building, capturing the disassembly and transformation of the former world’s largest youth hostels. Lying in wait for its new destination, this dissembled structure carries the essence of Frank van Klingeren’s vision of collective and public living.
Position 1 → 1971 / 2010
Position 2 → Limbo 2010 / now
Position 3 → future