frankendael

Gate and bridge park Frankendael, Amsterdam

treated stainless steel
2 pivoting square doors of 3.25 meter
Design: 2002 Realisation: 2005
Execution: Konstruktiewerken Rotterdam
Client: Municipality district Oost- Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam
Advice and project management: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst  

Commission: A 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.