Little Factory On The Dutch Prairie

  • In the Netherlands new business parks pop up everywhere. At the same time 16% of the office buildings stand empty. The Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman came up with this pretty remarkable project that criticizes this phenomenon, as well as the architectural styles at business parks. In the Dutch city of Drachten he built a Little Factory out of corrugated steel roof sheets. The small three-dimensional factory pictogram is located at an industrial site under construction in the town’s so-called Azeven Noord area. It questions the architecture on business parks as well as the useless building madness. Hofman’s artwork functions as a landmark as long as the site is empty. In the future the Little Factory might be used for an artist in residence program.