The colourscape room                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2022                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

We are honoured to be able to design the backstage space for the Princess Maxima Center Children’s cancer hospital in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This magical room will open its doors for the hospital ‘s young patients at the end of 2022.

What was first a storage space (see slides) is now a rainbow room full of vibrant colours. The space is divided into different colour themed areas. It is a space where children can completely forget where they are as we removed anything associated with an institutional look. The space really comes to life when the children enter it, as themes and colours flow throughout the space

Each surface has a function. Blue is a photoshoot space where they can create a set and have their picture taken. Yellow is the dressing room with fun clothes and costumes. Purple is, where they can apply make-up and get ready to head to the theater next door.This has been a very special assignment for us. We hope that the children enjoy the room we have created and will forget their illnesses for a brief time.

Objects that are mounted on the wall are collected from thrift shops and the light in the room is covered with recycled Plexiglas from Pyrasied acknowledging sustainable design.

This room was designed by iris hagel and Floor Besuijen.

Pictures taken by Floor Besuijen