2024: Willem van Tijen year


This coming year marks the 130th birthday of Kokon's founder ir. Willem van Tijen and is also 50 years since his death. To commemorate this, the Willem van Tijen Foundation, hosted by Kokon, is organizing the Van Tijen year and a number of special events are scheduled to take place....
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This is the perfect time to reflect on Van Tijen's important oeuvre and ideas in the field of (social) housing. During the Open Monument Day Jasper R. explained this in his speech to residents of the Plaslaanflat, which can be read here in its entirety, in Dutch.
Preparations for the Van Tijen Year are proceeding in close consultation with the Van Tijen family, with many cherished stories and personal archives providing an exclusive glimpse into the architect's interesting life. Kokon is already documenting this and will issue a publication next year in cooperation with the BONAS Foundation.
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