Middentunnel CS, Amsterdam
|Architect:||Benthem Crouwel Architekten/ Merkx|
Benthem Crouwel Architects
|Product:||50,000 ceramic ‘crumpled’ tiles, 446 x 71 and derivatives, celadon, transparent glaze|
The ceilings are higher near the stairs and escalators. Apart from having a different ceiling, the access points to the platforms are also made clearly visible and recognisable by means of the walls at right-angles to the flow of people in the tunnel. These walls are clad with ceramic tiles and form a sort of gateway through which the Middentunnel space leads. The walls continue above platform level, thus forming a balustrade alongside the stairwells. The ‘crumpled tiles’ on these walls were designed by Evelyne Merkx and manufactured by Koninklijke Tichelaar. Our company was approached at an early stage in the development of these tiles and was therefore able to contribute with her century long knowledge in tiles and glazing.