Vliegbasis Soesterberg


Cultural plan for Soesterberg Air Base

The Centrum Beeldende Kunst Utrecht (CBKU), Stichting Utrechts Landschap, Vrede van Utrecht and TAAK formulated a cultural plan for Soesterberg Air Base. The main question is: in what ways can the natural surroundings and the cultural history of the base be used in the future?

The project

Soesterberg Air Base has a rich history; it is the oldest in Europe and the second oldest in the world. The traces of the Cold War and the presence of American troops are still clearly visible. CBKU and TAAK developed a cultural plan for the site. The main question is what role nature and the cultural history of the site will play in the future.


In September 2013, a major festival will be held at Soesterberg in the context of the Vrede van Utrecht Festival. Artworks will be part of a larger theatre and music programme. A research institute that focuses on the special natural and cultural environment at Soesterberg has meanwhile been established in collaboration with several partners. There are site-specific works by Erik Odijk, Roosje Klap & Kaleb de Groot, Laurence Aëgerter, Ali Kazma, Sanja Medic, and Henrik Hakånsson.

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