A brand new building forms the entrance to Lân fan taal: Obe. You will be welcomed here as a new “resident” and you can immediately (and playfully) get to work with language. Experience the art installation by Tim Etchells and find out what else there is to do!
At the Oldehoofsterkerkhof, the heart of Lân fan taal, a new, permanent building has arisen. This “language experience centre” was designed by Powerhouse Company. The design by this Rotterdam-based architectural bureau was chosen by an expert jury led by Floris Alkemade, the Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands in the summer of 2016 from a total of six proposals.
In 2018, the building will not only house the interactive visitor centre, but also the art installation by Tim Etchells. The exterior will include a permanent grandstand where you can sit during festivals and events.
The construction of Obe
We have been following the process of building Obe by producing a series of short films, made by Eduard Rekker and Johannes Keekstra. You can see these films on our YouTube channel. On this webcam of Tresoar you can watch Obe live.
Sunday to Wednesday, 10.00-18.00
Thursday to Saturday, 10.00-21.00
* Obe is closed on: Kings Day (27 Apr.), Bevrijdingsdag (5 May), during Into the Grave (10-11 Aug.), Leip Festival (6 Sep.) and on First Christmas Day (25 Dec.)
Municipality of Leeuwarden, Stichting Samenwerkende Bouwbedrijven in Friesland and Stichting Bouwcultuurfonds Friesland
Picture: design Powerhouse Company