Not a Falcon, but a phoenix has settled on the Market in Valkenswaard. It is a work of art that artist Harrie Verhoeven has donated to his hometown. On Tuesday 15 February, the statue was unveiled by Harrie and the aldermen Theo Geldens (public space) and Mieke Theus (culture) in the presence of invited guests, local residents and interested residents of Valkenswaard.
MTD landscape architects has integrated the artwork in its Design Plan for the public space for the center of Valkenswaard, as drawn up in 2018. The image has been integrated with a still available bench from the municipal yard with a sustainable touch. Bench and phoenix have thus acquired a new life and a new meaning; the artwork has become an attractive meeting place or place for a photo opportunity.