Lighting design: Jasper Klinkhamer and Matthijs ten Berge
The design is based on a composition of 36 ‘light beams’ hanging above the water. The beams light up and fade away randomly and create a mesmerizing spectacle of light and reflection.
The suspended light beams are attached to the underside of an old railway bridge adjacent to Amsterdam central train station.
The poorly lit underpass, vibrating with the movement and noise of trains passing overhead, used to be an inhospitable place, but it became an important route for busses, trams, cyclists, cars and pedestrians (both local residents and tourists) as a result of recent urban developments. Currently it connects the old historic city on one side with the new urban developments at the harbor front on the other side.