The Market Hall was opened in 2014 and was designed by MVRDV.
It contains apartments, a market, pubs, restaurants and an underground car park.
Every era has its temples or cathedrals and this is one for our own post-postmodern, consumerist society.
Those who can afford it, buy their ways of life and those who can’t, can only stare in awe at the colossal mural, designed by Arno Coenen, called Horn Of Plenty.
Indeed Coenen has given it the almost religious power of frescoed ceilings of Baroque churches.
The idea is that you can worship nature as the predominating power of life and destination, while buying articles or just thinking about that.
To be honest, the murals are marvelous, they really are.
Somewhere in this abundance the tower of Sint Laurenskerk looms, giving the design an idea of timelessness.
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