During the PROVADA 2018, the Cobra museum and ULI brought together various stakeholders in area development in the Netherlands. Ravenkop was invited to join the panel discussion. During this inspiration session we discussed the role of cultural carriers in the spatial-programmatic development of the Netherlands. The most important outcome being the importance of cultural programming in placemaking.
Ravenkop introduced the developed concept for the Stork site. The monumental Kromhouthal is in itself a cultural carrier but the trick is to institutionalize a program that contributes to keeping this place relevant for the diverse population of the surrounding neighborhood. Culture not being ‘highbrow’ but rather the local culture of the inhabitants of Amsterdam-Noord, the pioneers and the industrial soul of this place.