Cycle and pedestrian tunnel NS
Location: Alphen aan den Rijn
Product: about 40,000 tiles, 100 x 100 mm, glaze in 4 tints of green, and 20 m2 of tiles with landscape scene, transfer technique in black on green glaze.
Client: MNO Vervat
The local council of Alphen aan den Rijn commissioned the artist Sabine Zwikker to create a work for the new cycle tunnel – ‘The Connection’ – to be built under the town’s railway station. She asked us to transfer images that refer to the experience of viewing the landscape from a moving train onto black and white tiles, with around them similar tiles in four shades of green. Although it turned out not to be simple to achieve precisely the desired effect of the atmospheric images on the tiles, the finished project received the enthusiastic approval of the artist and her client.