Gate and bridge
Park Frankendael, Amsterdam
Commission: A gate and bridge with a transparent park entrance which cannot be climbed over.
Sturdy ovals are punched out of metal plates using a basic mathematical pattern, with variation from dark to light. By then pleating the metal, the gate becomes a solid whole and offers passers-by to perceive a constantly changing image.
The gate creates the idea of sunlight through a canopy of foliage and as such provides the park visitor with a hint of what will follow.
|Location:||Park Frankendael Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|Client:||Municipality district Oost- Watergraafsmeer|
|Advice:||Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst|
|Dimensions:||2 pivoting square doors of 3.25 meter|
|Materials:||Treated stainless steel|
|Photography:||© Annemarie van Splunter|
|Related work:||Gate Klein Dantzig|