Folly for the Noorderzonfestval Groningen (NL)

“A park landscaped in English style, such as the Noorderplantsoen, should certainly contain a folly. Such bizarre products of the imagination without a tangible function were highly popular in Romantic times and in the days of English landscaped parks.
The design duo Huting and De Hoop have designed a similar type of exceptional park construction for the Noorderzon – a modern folly for a modern park. Although this folly does not have a particular function, it does have a use. Whether you sit on it or climb in it, come and discover the possibilities of this unique construction and let you and your imagination be transported.” (text: CBK)

material: steel and multiplex
dimensions: w 400, d 500, h 480 cm

constituent: CBK, Groningen
design: Huting & De Hoop (Ward Huting & Gerard de Hoop)

In 2007 the Folly is moved to the Elsweg in Noordwolde, Friesland (NL) to become a beacon for a housing project. The folly is still there.




2006 constructing of the Folly

2006 placement in Noorderplantsoen in Groningen


2007 newdestination, it’s now the beacon for a building project in Noordwolde, Friesland

2011 the housing project is unfortunately stopped and the folly is weathering. photo: Harry Cock

2011 photo: Harry Cock

2018 new housing project at the Elsweg in Noordwolde, Friesland. The metal frame is painted and the wooden plates are removed…