Good News from the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands - Lotus House
- Published: Friday, 01 November 2019 10:34
Message received from MICHIEL HAAS
The inauguration of LOTUS HOUSE on Friday, November 1 - 2019
[Note from the editor: the event on November 1 was a so called "soft" opening, the official opening will take place in June 2020 in the presence of International President TIM BOYD.]
Architect Michiel Haas on the right and Arend Heijbroek on the left
How Lotus House took off
The Chairman of the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden - the Netherlands, Arend Heijbroek, took the initiative to see how we could upgrade Arundale guesthouse, making it more attractive. In 2014 he presented a sketch with a proposal to convert the old building into a fully renovated Arundale guesthouse. Arend wanted to know what I thought of this idea.
Quite fast we both concluded that renovation wasn’t a fitting solution. Although in this proposal each room had its own bathroom, there would be fewer rooms, but the quality of the accommodation remained on a low level.
Lotus House in all its glory, and yes, the weather on Friday November 1 was typical Dutch, beatuiful autumn colors though