a claustrum for the mind
The pressure on mental healthcare is growing every day. Waiting in line doesn’t help people, and continuing their journey keeps the flame alive. In the rush, where everyone runs from early in the morning until late in the evening, a place to dwell upon feelings is needed. A place to hideaway and to connect to the self and like-minded people. A place to find support, consolation or simply silence. Hideaway is a place for introspection in the middle of the dense city of Eindhoven. It is a journey that takes people to experience the self and the contemplative characters of nature. It is like a walk in the forest and a walk along the water. Hideaway is a proposal to bring people to their inner world by architecture. It is a claustrum, latin for an enclosed place, that embraces time for healing.