Sketch Design for Metro Station Rokin / Noord-Zuidlijn (2013)
This design proposal was commissioned for the interior of the new metro station Rokin in Amsterdam.
Here 700,000 archaeological objects will be displayed, that were found in the old riverbed of the Amstel during the construction of the metro line.
The design needed to refer to the archaeological findingss, but also create a strong link to the present.
The jury commissioned 4 artists to develop a proposal: Ni Haifeng, Marcel Schmalgmeijer, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel and myself.
The design of Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel was chosen to be executed, the station will open in 2018.
WALL PROPOSAL: SLICINGS
Amsterdam’s canals are systematically cleaned by boats that pick garbage out of the water. These contemporary findings were to be set in concrete and sliced. Through a process of polishing these tiles appear glamourized, marble-like, refined and valuable, when in fact they are made of the cheapest materials: concrete and rubbish. This cross-sections of future archaeological artefacts suggest a slicing through the sediments of the river bed.
Emilia Bergmark, Nina Paim
Thanks for collaboration to waternet