Ellen Holleman visual artist

Van Leeuwenhoek

Color scheme for the Van Leeuwenhoek building

In the late 1990s, Holleman created several color schemes for residential buildings, including ones in Utrecht, Leiden, and Zoetermeer. One of those plans was for a gallery apartment building on Van Leeuwenhoeklaan in Zoetermeer. This building underwent extensive renovation in 1997, including the addition of new main entrances, improvements to the storage areas, new units on the ground floor, and the construction of a new park where the old parking facility used to be. As part of this renovation, Holleman's color scheme for the building's façade was executed. The color design aimed to break up the building's massiveness without disrupting its coherence and to emphasize the main entrances.