Holiday! What are we celebrating?
Together with ten other museums, Museum Catharijneconvent has launched the national educational project Holiday! What are we celebrating?. One of these partners is Groningen Historic Churches Foundation. Studio 212 Fahrenheit was part of the project team, together with the Groningen Historic Churches Foundation and architectural firm MX13. Studio 212 Fahrenheit was responsible for the concept, design, and production of the depiction of the holidays.
There is an impressive medieval church in the city of Garmerwolde, Groningen. The tower next to the church has been set up to host the museum project. Architectural firm MX13 designed a unique ‘Escherian’ stairwell in the tower.
Going up the stairwell, visitors will find eight depictions of religious holidays, both Islamic and Christian. From bottom to top they are Christmas, Easter, Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Decree) and Ascension. Once they’ve taken in the sights, they descend the tower past Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast), Eid al-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice) and Whitsun. With these depictions, we want to encourage visitors to learn more about the holidays.