Almere is a young city, created 25 years ago.
It is a fastgrowing city: At this point in
time, it is the 4th biggest city in Holland.
Almere struggles with its city identity. At the
heart of the project for the Paviljoens in
Almere is the concept of this struggle as well
as the idea of the Almere inhabitant as a
pioneer/adventurer and proud house owner.
These ambiguities are translated into the
project Love & Happiness as a site-specific
project . Every evening the space underneath
the exhibition building of DePaviljoens is
lit with red light, transforming the space into
what could be a venue for a rendez - vous, a
meeting place, a hang out.... Inside, a
carousel with four compartments is constructed
in which the interior of each part (which
relate in different ways to settling down on
the one hand and dreaming, longing and escape
on the other) can be used to sit, talk, read,
re-arranged or stare out of the windows and
enjoy the view that passes while the carousel
is turning around.