If you enter Tilburg from the north, you will come across the Hasseltrotonde. This roundabout is one of the most important gateways to the city.
So it’s not surprising that in the 1980s the municipality designated this very spot as the location for a large-scale and unusual work of art such as John Körmeling’s Revolving House.
“Draaiend Huis” is a monumental, humorous, and daring entrance to Tilburg. It creates associations with the fairground, the traffic and it symbolically restores the ribbon construction that is so characteristic of Tilburg. The house, built at full size as a sunken house from the 60s and 70s, is not habitable and seems lifelike. John Körmeling wants to give the waiting motorists at the roundabout an alienation from reality. Normally it is the motorist who moves around and the buildings standstill. The alienating effect only occurs after some time, because the work of art spins once in 20 hours.