Monday, June 20, 2011
fence erasmus mc
item: construction fence for rotterdam erasmus medical center
materials: spruce and steel
designed by: origins architects, rotterdam
photos via: origins architects
comments: when the erasmus medical center renovation project began, ideas were submitted for the design of the construction fence. the reasons for that are two fold. one, the renovation plan was quite extensive, requiring the fence to be up for possibly ten or more years. and two, the netherlands has a practice of spending 1 percent of the budget on projects of this scale for public artwork. the fence by origins is an amazing piece of art. it's made of simple materials, spruce and steel. the design consists of two modules that are reconfigured to create a beautiful meandering shape. the texture and rhythm of the lines is a stunning solution to the challenge of making a construction fence that protects the public from the renovation while also providing something rich and engaging that enhances the environment visually. fascinating.