ONSbank

Gives you wings

a new identity for debt assistance program
a new identity for debt assistance program

ONSbank

Gives you wings

The Dutch 17th century Boedelkamer is exemplary for a the immense change back then in the attitude towards debtors. From then on, they were not longer sentenced to death, but got an opportunity to come to an agreement with their creditors, in this so called Boedelkamer. This radical change in thinking was underlined with two art pieces: a relief of a falling Icarus above the door, and a painting of castaway Odysseus on Nausicaa’s beach.

Now, 2016, ONSbank is rooting for a more humane approach of debtors. They advocate a so called ‘debt free period’ and work with debtors on art projects in order to help them regain self-esteem. Just like in the 17th century, this radically changing approach should be explicitly visible: we adopt the symbolism. On the outside, we chose the emblematic wing, in pop-art proportions. It refers to mother’s wings, but also the wings you need to make things happen. On the inside, we create a hospitable space that showcases the new approach: a workshop shows the participants’ creations and a comfortable couch in a ‘debt free’ space offers the intimate atmosphere needed for an open conversation. Different spaces with their own character support the participants’ process towards a sustainable solution.

above the entrance to the Boedelkamer, Icarus reminds us: pride comes before a fall
above the entrance to the Boedelkamer, Icarus reminds us: pride comes before a fall
a painting of Nausicaa and Odysseus delivers a kind message: we will help you
a painting of Nausicaa and Odysseus delivers a kind message: we will help you
a recognizable symbol on the outside: ONSbank gives you wings
a recognizable symbol on the outside: ONSbank gives you wings
a workshop in the central area functions as a living room
a workshop in the central area functions as a living room
audition room: a mirror puts you opposite yourself instead of an institution
audition room: a mirror puts you opposite yourself instead of an institution
a comfortable 'debt free' space to talk to ones creditors
a comfortable 'debt free' space to talk to ones creditors
a safe presents the capital of ONSbank with portraits of all its participants
a safe presents the capital of ONSbank with portraits of all its participants

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Location: Amsterdam

Client: Het Instituut, Architectuur Lokaal

Year: 2016

Status: onderzoek

Program: interior debt assistance program

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About Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk

The office was founded in 2010 in Rotterdam. We design narrative architecture that tells the story of the assignment at hand. A story with different layers: that of the context, a response to building tradition, the wishes of our client, sustainable applications and technical opportunities. The architecture surprises with imagination. Our work reaches from transformations to public spaces like a Performative Space in Eindhoven, and from building a multi-family house in Amsterdam to researching our practice and writing stories about it.

Partners: Elsbeth Ronner, Lilith van Assem 

Employees: Laura Steenbeke (2018), Joppe Douma (2018), Madeleine Mans (2016 - 2018), Paula Cores Barrel (2017), Jimmy Stegeman (2016), Dirk Gonzáles Veugelers (2016), André Cramer (2014), Clémence Boru (2013), Anne de Ruyter (2012)

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