The hospital St. Jansdal is a regional hospital, located near the center of Harderwijk. The symbol of the Christian hospital is a flying dove. The artwork Doves of St. Jansdal lets the doves fly out of the hospital and spread around the city. On the road signs of Harderwijk indicating the hospital St. Jansdal sit bronze pigeons looking curiously around the area and at the passers-by. The closer one comes to the hospital the more birds are sitting on the road signs where St. Jansdal is indicated.
At the roundabout near the entrance of the hospital, a large number of bronze pigeons have assembled on the large road sign indicating St. Jansdal. Shining in the sun, they look curiously around and they seem to welcome the visitors and lead them toward the entrance of the hospital.
The pigeons represented by the bronze sculptures outside make a surprising reappearance in the entrance hall of the hospital. Two large video projections show footage of people feeding pigeons, which was filmed in various places on earth. Images are shown of people from very different cultures in the same heart-warming scenes of feeding pigeons.
Images were filmed in places like the Dam in Amsterdam, the Piazza San Marco in Venice, at ancient temples in Kathmandu, Nepal etc. In the Christian faith, the dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit and in other cultures feeding pigeons is often done as an offering for health and happiness.The new interior design of the hospital, which features colors and shapes that refer to different countries and cultures, enhances these touching portraits of people from around the world.