April 5, 2013

EXYZT team joined Jeanne Van Heeswijk studio to design and build in collaboration With Collective Works / Peter ZuiderwijkCollective De Bende the Afrikaan’s neighbourhood department store in south Rotterdam. This project is part of Stichting Freehouse and is another stepping stone within a 4 years of researches and work in the neighbourhood : A cooperative fashion and sewing shop and a cooperative catering business has been created with local residents to offer an economy to their skills.

The department store  / wijkwardenhuis ( the house of goods and values ) is a place for gathering, discussions, performances and trade products from over 50 local partner shops.

photo credit : Nadine Stijns & Peter Zuiderwijk