dutch studio huting & de hoop has been selected as one of ten winners in the folly design competition hosted by the stichting landgoed fraeylemaborg, in slochteren, the netherlands. their entry, ‘folly de swoaistee’ is a timber structure located in the slochterdiep heritage square, once the region’s maritime hub.
‘folly’ located at heritage square in slochteren, the netherlands
formerly a trans-shipping (and gossip) hotspot, the location featured a turning point — ‘swoaistee’ in local dialect — where vessels could reorient in the otherwise narrow canal. as result, prominent buildings were positioned in relation to routes, a history that continues into the present. huting & de hoop’s ‘folly de swoaistee’ draws imaginary sight lines to historical buildings such as these, seated directly in the turning point.
video courtesy of gerard de hoop
interior seat, from which visitors can see 360°
edited by: nick brink | designboom