The ARK is a floating community centre and exhibition space for the promotion of local architecture. A tugboat will pull the ARK to visit the towns along the canals of Friesland.
It is based on the concept of a beehive, an enclosed space with a single entry point and illuminated by daylight from a narrow slit at the top.
The architect won the competition organised by Friesland’s architecture committee in 1998. With the support of local sponsors and volunteers, the ARK was completed last year.
Location: various, Friesland, Netherlands
Architect: TWA Architecten with Gunnar Daan
Client: ARK Fryslân
Type of project: Exhibition building