CODA WARDS

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CODA AWARDS FOR THE CATHEDRAL OF THORNS

We are proud to share with you that the Cathedral of Thorns, a labor of love created of 25 million spikes, has won the CODAaward 2020 in the Landscape category.

The CODAawards celebrate design projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.
 
Our artist Herman van Bergen started work on this project eight years ago on Curacao. Wanting to demonstrate the futility of religious strife, his vision also included a focus on the original Curacaoan inhabitants, the Caiquetio Indians. The CODAworx jury praised the Cathedral of Thorns for the way Van Bergen and his volunteers “created an actual building out of native shrubs, and in the process, honored Mother Nature and the Free Spirit.”
 
Landhuis Bloemhof congratulates Herman van Bergen and his team with this achievement. And we are grateful and happy that through his work Curaçao will also be promoted internationally.