Petrus Donders Pavilion

Museum of Mercy

Memorial- and information area for the historical figure Petrus Donders, the financing of which was provided for by the Peerke Donders Foundation with the local population and businesses. In consultation with the architect Geert van den Oetelaar, two museum spaces were created. One room is reserved for the commemoration of Petrus Donders and information on his life and works. The other room is centered around Works of Love as a source of inspiration for Petrus Donders and the contemporary expressions of charity and neighbourly love in a more modern, non-christian way.

The entrance area features a portrait gallery titled “All Peerkes” (Peters everywhere), as a tribute to current followers like volunteers, home carers and idealistic organizations. Through this concept visitors can see a clear link between past and present and the shift from a Christian perspective to a socially engaged perspective. The historic tale of the kindness and benevolence of Petrus Donders continues into the present, the recognition is made easier. Following the architecture, but also the lifestyle of Peerke, we made use of an austere colour palette and sober materials. Showcases of wood scaffolding, base plates made of etched glass and dust caps made from tempered glass.

In the space dedicated to Works of Love, the Physical Works of Love are physically present in the room as exhibits, but the spiritual Works of Love are shown immaterially by using split-screen projection. Very special selfless contributions like film footage or objects provided by various institutions such as SIRE, AIDS Fund, Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders etc., make this exhibition complete.


Realisation
M30 Architecten
Mudware
Zenk One

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Petrus Donders Pavilion

Museum of Mercy

Memorial- and information area for the historical figure Petrus Donders, the financing of which was provided for by the Peerke Donders Foundation with the local population and businesses. In consultation with the architect Geert van den Oetelaar, two museum spaces were created. One room is reserved for the commemoration of Petrus Donders and information on his life and works. The other room is centered around Works of Love as a source of inspiration for Petrus Donders and the contemporary expressions of charity and neighbourly love in a more modern, non-christian way.

The entrance area features a portrait gallery titled “All Peerkes” (Peters everywhere), as a tribute to current followers like volunteers, home carers and idealistic organizations. Through this concept visitors can see a clear link between past and present and the shift from a Christian perspective to a socially engaged perspective. The historic tale of the kindness and benevolence of Petrus Donders continues into the present, the recognition is made easier. Following the architecture, but also the lifestyle of Peerke, we made use of an austere colour palette and sober materials. Showcases of wood scaffolding, base plates made of etched glass and dust caps made from tempered glass.

In the space dedicated to Works of Love, the Physical Works of Love are physically present in the room as exhibits, but the spiritual Works of Love are shown immaterially by using split-screen projection. Very special selfless contributions like film footage or objects provided by various institutions such as SIRE, AIDS Fund, Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders etc., make this exhibition complete.


Realisation
M30 Architecten
Mudware
Zenk One

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