Groot Klimmendaal

Rehabilitation in a theatre

In the multifunctional auditorium in the rehabilitation centre Groot Klimmendaal, there is room for public in wheelchairs as well as beds. Groot Klimmendaal has put theatre as part of the rehabilitation process. That is unique in the Netherlands. Music, theatre and digital media are used as therapy. In this design the wish to use the space for a diverse set of activities has been taken into account. Besides therapy, the auditorium is also programmed with music performances, courses, meetings and film.


  • Client Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal
  • Architect Architectenbureau Koen van Velsen
  • Project

    New auditorium with 187 seats

  • Awards

    1e Prijs in de categorie gezondheid van de World Architecture Festival Awards
    1e prijs zorggebouwen Stedebouw & Architectuur
    Genomineerd voor de Mies van der Rohe Award 2011
    Publieksprijs Dutch Design Award
    BNA Gebouw van het jaar 2010
    Hedy d'Anconaprijs

  • Date of completion 2010

Revalidatie centrum Groot Klimmendaal, Arnhem

Scope of work Theateradvies®

Auditorium design, sightlines and electrical facilities.

Fly system, telescopic seating system, AV equipment, stage lighting and drapery.

European Tender for flying equipment, seating, AV equipment, stage lighting and drapery.

Management, planning and budget control.