This concept is a short summary of the original plan as submitted for 'Open Call On Campus Minerva Academy', Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam. The 'Open Call On Campus Academie Minerva' was canceled on March 20, 2020 due to Covid-19 outbreak.
Proposal for a permanent green inner courtyard at Hanze Minerva Art Academy, University of Applied Sciences, Groningen The Netherlands.
My proposal aims to pave the way for further sustainability of the academy building and to stimulate discussion about this. I also hope that the plan will strengthen the connection between the academy and the city of Groningen. This corresponds - metaphorically - with the ideas of Piet Blom (architect of the Academy Building Minerva): The neighborhood would be given a public meeting place by means of this square, so that integration could take place between the local residents and the Academy population2. The local residents in my plan are mainly birds, bats, insects and plants.